e-services - Online Tools for Tax Professionals
e-services is a suite of web-based products that will allow tax professionals and payers to conduct business with the IRS electronically. These services are only available to approved IRS business partners and not available to the general public. e-services is available via the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Authorized Business partners needing assistance after using the on-line resources, can contact the e-help Desk at 1-866-255-0654 (512-416-7750 for international calls).
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Applications to be Retired
The IRS will retire the Disclosure Authorization (DA) and Electronic Account Resolution
(EAR) products August 11, primarily due to low usage. Fewer than 10 percent of all
authorizations were processed through the application, even fewer for EAR users at 3 percent.
If you normally use these applications, you will need to submit Forms 2848 and 8821 by mail or fax when the applications are retired. For tax account issues, you should call the Practitioner Priority Service at 1-866-860-4259 for assistance. The IRS continues to look for ways to improve its current processes and for an electronic replacement for DA and EAR. Please feel free to continue using these applications until they are retired August 11.
All tax professionals who wish to use e-services products must register online to create an individual electronic account. The registration process is a one-time automated process where the user selects a username, password and PIN. When the registration information has been validated, the registrant will receive an on-screen acknowledgement. For security purposes, a confirmation code is sent via postal mail to the tax professional to complete the registration process.
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The IRS e-file Application can be completed using the Internet. Applications can be started and saved in progress, and modifications to a firm's application can be made quickly and easily without restarting the process. You can also check the status of the application as the IRS makes updates to the suitability check.
The IRS e-file Application enables you to easily adapt your application to the changes in your business. You may want to add a new Principal to your firm's e-file application or you may want to delegate the management of the IRS e-file Application to someone in your organization. You can manage all your Authorized IRS e-file Provider information in one place and more easily update the information when changes occur.
Disclosure Authorization (DA)
Eligible tax professionals may complete authorization forms, view and modify existing forms, and receive acknowledgement of accepted submissions immediately--all online. Disclosure Authorization allows tax professionals to electronically submit Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, and Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization. This e-service expedites processing and issues a real-time acknowledgment of accepted submissions.
Electronic Account Resolution (EAR)
Electronic Account Resolution allows tax professionals to expedite closure on clients’ account problems by electronically sending/receiving account related inquiries. Tax professionals may inquire about individual or business account problems, refunds, installment agreements, missing payments or notices. Tax professionals must have a power of attorney on file before accessing a client’s account. The IRS response is delivered to an electronic secure mailbox within three business days.
Transcript Delivery System (TDS)
Eligible tax professionals may use TDS to request and receive account transcripts, wage and income documents, tax return transcripts, and verification of non-filing letters. A new product (the Record of Account) combines both the Return Transcript and Account Transcript in one product. Tax Professionals can request the products for both individual and business taxpayers. Use the TDS application to resolve your clients' need for return and account information quickly, in a secure, online session. Tax professionals must have a Power of Attorney authorization on file with the IRS before accessing a client's account.
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Matching
TIN Matching is a pre-filing service offered to payers and/or authorized agents who submit any of six information returns subject to backup withholding (Forms 1099-B, INT, DIV, OID, PATR, and MISC). With Interactive TIN Matching authorized payers can match up to 25 payee TIN and name combinations against IRS records prior to submitting an information return. Bulk TIN Matching allows payers and/or authorized agents filing any of the six information returns to match up to 100,000 TIN and name combinations. In order to participate in TIN Matching, payers must be listed in the IRS Payer Account File (PAF) database. If your firm has not filed information returns with the IRS in one of the past two tax years, the application will not be available to you at this time.
QuickAlerts Messaging Service
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Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN)
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