TFOP News and Updates
TFOP Alert Message 06: 01/09/2015
TFOP Filing Season Update
While we had committed to waiting until next year to make changes to the Tax Forms Outlet Program, the situation has changed. As you may be aware, IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress. Unfortunately, this puts IRS in a position where we have very few options. We want to honor our commitment to you by providing some key products, but we cannot deliver nearly what we have in the past.
For this filing season, we will offer the following products:
- Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ
- Publication 17, one reference copy for each participant (Taxpayers will be able to access Publication 17 in English and Spanish online from irs.gov/Pub17 and, new this year, it will also be available as a free e-Pub for downloading from IRS.gov and viewing on most e-Readers and other mobile devices.)
- Publication 4604 (EN/SP), Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information
- Publication 1132, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions
- The TFOP Poster Package which includes:
- Publication 1169, Need Tax Help?
- Publication 1258, Where Should I Send This?
- Publication 1309, Tax Forms This Way Publication
- Publication 1725, If The Form Fits...Use It!
These will be the only products available through the TFOP Program. We will not send Form 8635-S, Supplement to Form 8635.
We will fill orders for Forms 1040 and 1040A with the quantities you requested on your order form earlier this year. Because Form 1040EZ was not on this year's order form, we will send you 75% of your 1040A order quantity. For example, if you ordered 3000 Form 1040A, we will send you 2250 Form 1040EZ. It is not necessary for you to place an order for Form 1040EZ; we will automatically ship Form 1040EZ to you once the form becomes available.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Your patrons may obtain copies of Instructions through:
- IRS.gov/Forms - to view and download
- IRS.gov/orderforms - to order tax products to be delivered by U.S. mail
- 1-800-829-3676 - to order tax products to be delivered by U.S. mail
The decision to reduce the number of tax products available to our TFOP partners was not made lightly. We realize this decision in not ideal and we understand it may impact you and your customers. Please offer Publication 4604 (EN/SP) to your patrons to help guide them to tax products and information available on IRS.gov. We apologize for these late program changes.
Thank you for your support
IRS TFOP Administrator
TFOP Alert Message 05: 11/26/2014
Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP) News
First, we would like to apologize for not being clear about budget-based decisions under consideration that impact the TFOP Program. While we did invite a small number of our partners to provide feedback about our desire to reduce the forms distributed through our partnership with you, we know now that we have a broader opportunity to do so in the future if further changes are being considered for the program. Second, based on your concerns, we are returning the Form 1040 EZ and instructions to the list of products you may order. We have a better understanding of how important you believe this form is to your patrons and the negative effect it would have if it were not available. And third, we understand your concerns with the elimination of Publication 17 from general distribution. Unfortunately, it cannot be helped with our current budget situation. As soon as Publication 17 is printed, we will mail a reference copy to each TFOP location. Publication 17 will be available electronically on IRS.gov and your customers can purchase it from the Government Printing Office for a small fee.
Additionally, we will e-mail Form 8635-S, Supplement to Form 8635, to you in several days. Use Form 8635-S to order forms, instructions and publications that were not on the initial order form sent in October.
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience our earlier actions may have caused.
TFOP Alert Message 04: 11/04/2014
We will not produce Publication 3194, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms-Laminated, for the upcoming filing season. You may continue to order Publication 1132, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions; Publication 1132 pages are not laminated.
TFOP Alert Message 03: 10/23/2014
Form 8635 Issued on October 23, 2014
We issued the 2014 Form 8635 on October 23. If you have not received your copy of Form 8635 by October 31st, send an e-mail to WI.TFOP.Administrator@irs.gov and include the following:
- On the subject line, type, "Need 2014 Form 8635", and your TFOP account number
- In the body of the e-mail, provide
- TFOP account number
- Contact's name
- Contact's e-mail address
- Contact's daytime telephone number
TFOP Alert Message 02: 09/29/2014
We apologize for the delay in emailing your 2014 Form 8635, Order for Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP). Changes to the program have delayed the order form. We will email the order form as soon as the changes are complete.
Thank you for your patience.
TFOP Alert Message 01: 08/15/2014
Thank you for participating in the IRS Tax Forums Outlet Program (TFOP).
2014 Publication 4607:
Attached is your 2014 Publication 4607, TFOP Quick Reference Guide. The reference guide provides program and contact information.
We will e-mail the 2014 order form in September.
Have Not Received Form 8635?
Any active TFOP participant who has not received Form 8635 by October 31st, should send an email to WI.TFOP.Administrator@irs.gov and include the following:
On the Subject Line, type, “Need 2014 Form 8635” and your TFOP account number
In the body of the e-mail, provide
The TFOP account number
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, Will No Longer Participate (insert your TFOP account number). Please include your telephone number in the body of the email.