About the Database and Locator Service
The "Authorized IRS e-file Provider" database is a nationwide listing of all businesses which have been accepted to participate in the electronic filing (IRS e-file) program. "For Profit" Providers that have "opted in" are included in the locator service which allows you to:
- Identify and locate different types of Authorized IRS e-file Providers through interactive searches - e.g., Electronic Return Originators (EROs), Transmitters, Software Developers, and Service Bureaus (currently Intermediate Service Providers).
- Download delimited text files by state or District of Columbia for creating mailing lists using data base software packages. See "Downloading Delimited Text Files" below.
To opt in or out of the locator service, see "Updating the Authorized IRS e-file Application" below.
How to Search for a Provider
This interactive search allows you to enter the either your full 5 digit zip code, or select your state.
Search results will be sorted in alphabetical order by the business name.
Note: The inclusion in this database does not constitute any endorsement by the IRS of the e-file Providers listed in this database or any of the products or services that they provide. You should always be sure to conduct your own due diligence when selecting an e-file Provider.
Information about each Provider is stored in the database as a long string of text or a "record" with each element of the record separated by a delimiter (e.g., "IRS"|"1111 Constitution Ave NW"|).
The delimited text files contain "records" grouped by state or the District of Columbia. These text files can be imported into database software packages and used to create mailing lists.
Updating the Authorized IRS e-file Application
The IRS e-file Application is available through the Internet-based business tools called “e-services”. Existing IRS e-file participants can also use it to update their application to opt in or out of the locator service. This is done by selecting "yes" or "no" on the Programs Applying for page of the application.