e-file for Tax Professionals
Individual (1040) e-file Begins January 22, 2013
Starting January 1, 2011, a new law requires many paid tax return preparers to electronically file federal income tax returns prepared and filed for individuals, trusts and estates. Preparers who anticipate filing 100 or more Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and 1041 during the year must use IRS e-file. The requirement also applies to firms, which must compute the number of returns prepared by its members in the aggregate.
Important Information for Authorized IRS Individual Income Tax Return e-file Providers
Important information for Authorized IRS e-file Providers for Tax Year 2010 Individual Income Tax Returns. Includes IRS e-file Calendar, Error Reject Codes (ERC), Self-Assist Solutions, IRS e-file Updates, Accepted Forms and Schedules, Country Codes, Form Field References and other important information. This page contains the information that was previously included in Publication 1345A.
7216 Updated Rules for Tax Preparers (Updated 11/06/2008)
New regulations under Internal Revenue Code Section 7216, Disclosure or Use of Tax Information by Preparers of Returns, become effective January 1, 2009.
Authorized IRS e-file Provider Locator Service For Tax Professionals
This service allows you to identify and locate Electronic Return Originators (EROs), Transmitters, Software Developers, and Intermediate Service Providers through interactive database searches.
Become an Authorized e-file Provider
The IRS e-file Application Process in three easy steps.
Electronic filing is available for Employment Taxes, Information Returns, Corporations, Partnerships, Estates & Trusts as well as returns for Charities & Non-Profits.
Business e-file Providers & Partners
Find an e-file solution for electronically filing your clients' business returns using the services of one of our providers or partners.
Corporations - e-file for Large and Mid-Size Corporations
Certain large and mid-size corporations are required to electronically file their Forms 1120 and 1120-S. Other corporations may do so voluntarily. This page provides e-file information for corporations that prepare and transmit their own electronic corporate income tax returns and those that use the services of third party tax professionals.
Online e-Services products are now available including the IRS Electronic e-file Application.. e-Services is a suite of Web-based products that allow tax professionals and payers to do business with the IRS electronically.
EFIN (Electronic Filing Identification Number)
Find out about compromised EFINs.
Information for Federal/State e-file.
Help Desk - Toll-Free Number for e-Help
e-Help desk assistors are ready to respond to non account-related questions and issues concerning all IRS e-products.
Publication 3112: Applying and Participating in IRS e-file
IRS e-file Application and Participation information from Publication 3112 converted to Web content. This will allow continuous updates to be available.
e-file Providers Prohibited From Transmitting Returns Prior to Receiving Forms W-2, W-2G or 1099-R
Authorized IRS e-file Providers are prohibited from submitting electronic returns to the IRS prior to the receipt of all Forms W-2, W-2G, and 1099-R from the taxpayer.
e-file Security, Privacy and Business Standards Mandated as of January 1, 2010.
The IRS has mandated six (6) new security, privacy, and business standards to better serve taxpayers and protect their information collected, processed and stored by Online Providers of individual income tax returns. Compliance with these standards is mandatory effective January 1, 2010. However, there will be a one-year enforcement grace period. The grace period expires December 31, 2010.
Market Research Data
Results from IRS e-file Market Research Data including Attitudinal and Awareness Research, Demographic Research and Satisfaction Surveys.
Never miss another important e-file message with QuickAlerts! Calling "ALL" ERO's , Software Developers And Transmitters!! Did you know that the IRS has a "free" messaging system that gives you e-file information and submission processing center processing delays within moments of when they occur?
Reporting Agents who have on file an Accepted Form 8633 Application to Participate in IRS e-file Program will automatically be permitted to use Electronic Account Resolution (EAR) and Transcript Delivery System (TDS).
Self-Select PIN Method for e-file
Everything Tax Professionals Need to Know About Signing Their Client's Return using the Self-Select PIN Method.
Subscription Services for Tax Professionals.
Tax Exempt Organizations (e-file for Large Tax Exempt Organizations)
The IRS released regulations requiring certain tax-exempt organizations to file annual returns electronically beginning in 2006.
EMS - Electronic Management System URL Chart
The EMS URL chart contains the URLs for IMF and BMF filers to electronically file their tax returns via the Internet. (updated 11/29/10)