IVES Enrollment Procedures

 

Customers must complete three major steps before their company can take advantage of this service: step 1, complete and submit the IVES application, step 2, respond with the correct Certification Documents, and step 3, complete the e-Services registration process.

Step 1 – IVES Enrollment

Each company participating in the express service must complete Form 13803, IVES Application FormPDF, to enroll in the IVES program. It requests some basic information on the business, including name, address, telephone and fax number. It also requires the name of the principal owner or controlling officer of the company. The principal can be the owner, business manager or officer who has the responsibility to administer the company’s participation in IVES. The form also asks for a primary point of contact that would be available on a daily basis in case the IRS needs to contact the company. Finally, it asks for a Responsible Official, or the person who manages the IVES program at each business office location. The company can choose to designate a Responsible Official or just a Principal to oversee the IVES process.

Please fax the completed, wet signed enrollment form to the IVES application line: 844-251-8254.

You will be notified of your assigned campus contacts and where to submit your Form 4506-C requests after your acceptance into the IVES Program.

Step 2 - Certification Documents

Once the Form 13803, Application to Participate in the Income Verification Express Service (IVES) Program, PDF has been received and the application enrollment process has begun; the IRS will send the Certification Documents for the identified Principal’s signature. Each company is required to supply two Certifications, one from each set as fits your company model and need.

Certification Set 1: Compliance Certification
IVES Participant End User Certification of Compliance A & B

  • sign and return this certification if you only use the transcripts in your business operations and do not share them with other third parties

IVES Participant Certification of Compliance 1, 2, and 3

  • sign and return this certification if you provide any transcripts to other third parties.

Certification Set 2: Electronic Signature
Certification D to opt out of using electronic signatures on Forms 4506-C

  • sign and return this certification if you are only submitting wet signatures

Certification E to use electronic signatures on Forms 4506-C

  • sign and return this certification if you are submitting a mix of wet and electronic signatures

With the submission of the Form 13803, Application to Participate in the Income Verification Express Service (IVES) Program, PDF and Certification Documents, the IRS will perform a background investigation and suitability check on the company and individuals listed on the application. The IRS will notify the applicants of the outcome of the background and suitability results.

Next step - e-Services Registration

The main IRS.gov IVES site