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Forms and Instructions

Individual Tax Return
Instructions for Form 1040
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Request for Transcript of Tax Return


Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employers engaged in a trade or business who pay compensation
Installment Agreement Request

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Amend/Fix Return
Apply for Power of Attorney
Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

Publication 3112 - Applying and Participating in IRS e-file (Web Version)

Applying to IRS e-file

Benefits of IRS e-file?
Most Tax Return Preparers Must Use IRS e-file
What is an Authorized IRS e-file Provider? (Updated 12/5/2013)
Getting Started
Becoming an Authorized IRS e-file Provider in 3 Steps
          Step 1 - Create an IRS e-Services Account (Updated 3/21/2016)
          Step 2 - Submit an IRS e-file Application 
                Provider Options (Updated 12/5/2013)
                Principals and Responsible Officials 
          Step 3 - Pass a Suitability Check 
Other Individuals on IRS e-file Applications
          Delegated Users
Denial to Participate in IRS e-file (Updated 11/06/2014)
EFINs, ETINs and Passwords
Checking Other Authorized IRS e-file Providers
Using Third Parties for IRS e-file Related Activities
When to Submit a New Application
          Adding New Business Locations
          Acquiring an IRS e-file Business by Purchase, Transfer or Gift
Changes to Your IRS e-file Application
          Notifying the IRS of Changes to IRS e-file Application
          Required Revision of the IRS e-file Application   

Participating in IRS e-file

Safeguarding IRS e-file
          Safeguarding Taxpayer Information (Updated 08/19/2015)
          Registration of Web Sites with the IRS
Provider Roles and Responsibilities
          An Electronic Return Originator (ERO)
          An Intermediate Service Provider
          A Software Developer
          A Transmitter
Not for Profit Providers
          IRS Sponsored Programs
          Employers Offering IRS e-file as a Benefit
Advertising Standards
Monitoring of Authorized IRS e-file Providers
          IRS e-file Monitoring
Levels of Infraction (Updated 11/06/2014)
Administrative Review (Updated 04/12/2016)
          Administrative Review Process for Denial of Participation in IRS e-file
          The Administrative Review Process for Sanctioning