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Letters of Application (LOAs) – How do I apply for EDI?

The following list outlines the steps for completing the LOA process:

  • Obtain sample LOA's electronically from the ExSTARS Tax Web page.
  • Submit your LOA(s) to: Internal Revenue Service, Attn: Excise Unit – Stop 5701G, Cincinnati,   OH 45999.
  • After your LOA is processed & approved, you will be issued logon credentials and a testing instructions package.
  • A qualification process will be used to test the exchange of files prior to submitting production files. See Section IV of Publication 3536 for more information about testing.

Amending Your LOA if the Number of Terminals You Operate Changes

If the number of terminals you operate changes, you do not need to amend your LOA.  However, you are required to immediately provide IRS Excise with the revised list of terminals and planned date of terminal operator transfer.  Please send the notice of terminal operator change to: Internal Revenue Service, Attn: Excise Unit – Stop 5701G, Cincinnati, OH 45999.

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