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TFOP Update & "Reorder Q & A"

TFOP Alert Message

  • The majority of shipments for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, and respective schedules and instructions may begin in mid to late January.
  • Tax products will ship as they become available; therefore, products may not arrive in the same shipment.

TFOP Reordering:

In January 2013, some partners submitted reorders for tax forms and/or instructions that had not yet printed or shipped. As a result, partners received an over shipment of tax products.

  • Read the TFOP "Reorder Q & A" (below).
  • Please do not reorder a tax form or instructions prior to receiving the initial ordered quantity (unless you recognize now that your initial order was not sufficient).
  • Reordering does not expedite delivery.

For TFOP General Shipment Updates:

Thank you!

TFOP Administrator

Reorders Q & A

What does TFOP consider a reorder?

A reorder is any order submitted after an initial order has been submitted: regardless of the tax product(s) being ordered.

How do I submit a reorder?

Use your 2013 Form 8635 to request additional quantities of tax products. (Please read page 3 of Form 8635 on how to reorder.)

Important:  You must clear/reset Form 8635 before completing the reorder.

To clear/reset, open Form 8635 and select "No" or you may select the Reset tab at the top of Form 8635.

What is the turnaround time for receiving a reorder?

Allow 7-15 days for us to process and ship your reorder. If the tax product is out of stock, we will ship the tax product as soon as it becomes available. Please do not place another reorder.

When should I reorder?

If necessary, submit a reorder when you believe only a 2-week supply remains on hand.

Please do not submit a reorder for a previously ordered tax product prior to receiving your initial ordered quantity for that tax product.

What if I need a tax product I did not previously order?

If you need a tax product that was not included on your previous order, then you may submit an order for that tax product at anytime.

How do I find general shipment updates for tax products?

See the TFOP Shipment Chart for tax product shipment updates.

How can I check on which tax products I ordered and/or the status of my order?

Send an e-mail to TFOP Administrator, and include your TFOP account number and contact information.  



Change in Carton Quantity for Publication 596

TFOP Alert Message

The carton quantity for the 2013 revision of Publication 596, Earned Income Credit, has changed from 150 booklets per carton to 240 booklets per carton.

We will make the following adjustments to orders for Publication 596.

If your order is for:

  • 150 booklets (a full carton), your adjusted order is 240 booklets (1 full carton)
  • 300 booklets (2 full cartons), your adjusted order is 240 booklets (1 full carton)
  • 450 booklets (3 full cartons), your adjusted order is 480 booklets (2 full carton)

Thank you!

TFOP Administrator 


Instructions for 1040 Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040)

TFOP Alert Message

The carton quantity for the 2013 revision of Instructions for Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, has changed from 1,400 booklets per carton to 2,400 booklets per carton.

We will make the following adjustments to your orders for Instructions for Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040).

If your order is for:

  • 1,400 booklets (a full carton), your adjusted order is 1,200 booklets (a 1/2 carton)
  • 2,800 booklets (2 full cartons), your adjusted order is 2,400 booklets (1 full carton)
  • 4,200 booklets (3 full cartons), your adjusted order is 3,600 booklets (1 full carton, plus a 1/2 carton) The 1/2 carton will ship separately.

If you require additional booklets during the filing season, you may place a reorder for an additional quantity. See reorder instructions on Form 8635.

Thank you!

TFOP Administrator 


TFOP 2013 Initial Order Period Has Ended - Accepting Late Orders 

TFOP Alert Message

Please disregard this message if you have successfully submitted your TFOP 2013 Form 8635 within the past 24 hours, or you have sent an email to the TFOP Administrator and are awaiting a response.

IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP) Partners

The initial order period for 2013 tax products has ended. We continue to accept orders; however, these orders may experience delays in shipping.

For your convenience, another 2013 Form 8635, Order for Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP) Partners, is attached. You need Adobe Reader to complete Form 8635. If you do not have Adobe Reader, click here to download it free.

Please email your form 8635 to PDF Orders Eforms Enterprise   

Note: TFOP representatives will no longer call to remind partners to submit their order forms. Partners must submit the 2013 Form 8635 to continue their participation in the TFOP.

To END Participation:

  1. Mark the 'Remove my account from the program' box located at the top of the Form 8635.
  2. Save the form to your computer.
  3. Email the saved form to PDF Orders Eforms Enterprise.

For assistance, contact the TFOP Administrator. Include your TFOP account number to assist in identifying your account.


Have Not Received Form 8635?

Any active TFOP participant who has not received Form 8635 by September 16, should send an email to and include the following:

  • On the Subject Line, type, “Need 2013 Form 8635” and your TFOP account number
  • In the body of the e-mail, provide
    • The TFOP account number
    • Contact’s name
    • Contact’s e-mail address
    • Contact’s daytime telephone number


No Longer Want to Participate?

If your organization will no longer participate in TFOP, please send an email to the TFOP Administrator and indicate in the Subject Line, &quotWill No Longer Participate (insert your TFOP account number).&quot  Please include your telephone number in the body of the email.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 20-Dec-2013