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Terms and Conditions

Please read the following Privacy Act and conditions of use that explain why we are requesting the registration information, how it will be used, and your responsibilities as a registered user of e-services.

If you do not accept the presented Terms and Conditions, you will not be granted access to e-services.
The registration information you entered will then be deleted and you will be returned to the e-services welcome page.

Privacy Act Notice:
The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that when we ask individuals for information about themselves, we state our legal right to ask for the information, why we are asking for the information, and how it will be used. We must also tell you what could happen if we do not receive all or part of the information, and whether your response is voluntary, required to obtain a benefit, or mandatory. Our legal right to ask for information is 5 U.S.C. 301 and the Internal Revenue Code Sections 6001, 6011, 6012 and applicable regulations. The registration information we are requesting is used to create an e-services account for you and authenticate your identity, in other words, to ensure you are who you say you are. The information may not be disclosed except as provided by Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code. We may give the information to the Department of Justice and to other Federal agencies, as provided by law. We may also give it to cities, states, the District of Columbia and U. S. commonwealths or possessions to carry out their tax laws. We may give it to foreign governments because of tax treaties they have with the United States. Your participation in the e-services program is voluntary. As such, your responses to any of the registration questions are entirely voluntary. However, if you do not provide all or part of the information required to create your account and authenticate your identity, you will not be eligible for access to e-services.

Paperwork Reduction Act Notice:
The collection of information contained in e-services has been reviewed and approved by the Office of Management and Budget in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3507) under control number 1545-1823. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. §6103. The following table identifies the estimated length of time to complete the various e-services processes. This includes the time it will take to read the instructions, gather the necessary facts and enter the required information.

 e-services Product             OMB Number  Estimated Time to Complete
Registration to e-services  1545-1823 20 minutes
  Required Password Maintenance 1545-1823 20 minutes
  Forgotten Password Maintenance 1545-1823 20 minutes
TIN Matching Application   1545-1823 20 minutes
  TIN Matching Interactive Session  1545-1823 10 minutes
  Bulk TIN Matching  1545-1823 10 minutes
Form 8633 - Application to
Participate in the IRS e-file Program
1545-0991 1 hour
Electronic Account Resolution 1545-1823 20 minutes
Disclosure Authorization System
Form 2848 - Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative


Recordkeeping 26 minutes
Learning about the law or the form 9 minutes
Preparing the form 26 minutes

Disclosure Authorization System
Form 8821 - Tax Information Authorization

1545-1165 Recordkeeping 7 minutes
Learning about the law or the form 12 minutes
Preparing the form 24 minutes
Transcript Delivery System
Form 4506-T-Request for Copy of Transcript of Tax Form
1545-1872  Recordkeeping 13 minutes
Learning about the law or the form 6 minutes
Preparing the form 11 minutes

If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these time estimates or suggestions for reducing this burden, we would be happy to hear from you. You can write the Internal Revenue Service Tax Products Coordinating Committee, SE:W:CAR:MP:T:T:SP, 1111 Constitution Ave NW, IR-6526, Washington DC 20224.

Your Registration Obligations:
As an e-services user, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration process and that you will maintain and promptly update this data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, obsolete or incomplete, or there are reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, obsolete or incomplete, the IRS has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of e-services.

Member Account, Password and Security:
As part of the registration process, you selected a username, password and PIN. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of this information. While it may be necessary to disclose your username or PIN to an IRS employee or other individual, you agree not to disclose your password to anyone. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password. IRS personnel do not have access to your password and should never ask you for it.  You agree to immediately notify the IRS at 1-866-255-0654 (international callers use 512-416-7750) of any unauthorized use of your password or account, or any other breach of security and ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.

Limited Usage Agreement:
I agree that the IRS may deny me access to any or all electronic services, products and/or applications, at both the individual or business entity level, in the event IRS becomes aware of any activity that constitutes or appears to constitute misuse or abuse of any electronic services, products or applications. 
If you do not accept the presented Terms and Conditions, you will not be granted access to e-services.
The registration information you entered will then be deleted and you will be returned to the e-services welcome page.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 02-Feb-2015