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How to Maintain, Monitor and Protect Your EFIN - YouTube Video Text Script

HI, I’M MEL, FROM THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE WITH A MESSAGE FOR TAX PROFESSIONALS.
    
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING, MONITORING, AND PROTECTING YOUR ELECTRONIC FILING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, OR EFIN, AND YOUR E-SERVICES ACCOUNT.    
 
IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT UP-TO-DATE AT ALL TIMES.
    
THIS MEANS IMMEDIATELY UPDATING CHANGES TO YOUR ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE NUMBER.
    
MAKE SURE THE APPROPRIATE INDIVIDUALS ARE LISTED ON THE E-FILE APPLICATION, INCLUDING PRINCIPALS AND OTHER RESPONSIBLE OFFICIALS.      
    
KEEP IN MIND, YOUR EFIN IS NOT TRANSFERABLE.
    
SO, IF YOU SELL YOUR BUSINESS, THE NEW PRINCIPALS MUST OBTAIN THEIR OWN EFIN.
    
AND IF YOU EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS, YOU MAY NEED A SEPARATE EFIN FOR YOUR NEW OFFICE LOCATION.
    
REVIEW PUBLICATIONS 3112 AND 1345 PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES.
    
YOU SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR YOUR EFIN.   
    
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN MAKE SURE NO ONE IS IMPROPERLY USING IT.
    
THE NUMBER OF RETURNS FILED UNDER YOUR EFIN IS UPDATED WEEKLY.    
    
YOU CAN MONITOR THESE NUMBERS BY CLICKING THE “EFIN STATUS” OPTION FROM YOUR E-SERVICES ACCOUNT. 
    
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING WRONG, CONTACT THE IRS E-HELP DESK.
    
INCREASINGLY, IDENTITY THIEVES ARE TARGETING TAX PROFESSIONALS.
    
YOU MUST PROTECT YOUR E-SERVICES PASSWORD AND YOUR EFIN FROM THEFT.
    
NEVER OPEN LINKS OR ATTACHMENTS FROM EMAILS THAT LOOK SUSPICIOUS.
    
NEVER SHARE YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD WITH ANY THIRD PARTY, AND ROUTINELY CHANGE YOUR E-SERVICES PASSWORDS AND USE A STRONG PASSWORD.
    
ALSO, PHISHING EMAILS ARE RAMPANT AND VARIED.     
    
CYBERCRIMINALS MAY POSE AS THE IRS OR E-SERVICES SO THEY CAN STEAL YOUR PASSWORDS AND EFIN.
 
WHEN IN DOUBT, GO DIRECTLY TO IRS.GOV FOR INFORMATION.
FINALLY, ALL TAX PROFESSIONALS SHOULD MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH THE IRS.
    
YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE TO E-SERVICES’ QUICK ALERTS AS WELL AS E-NEWS FOR TAX PROFESSIONALS, OR E-NEWS FOR PAYROLL PROFESSIONALS.
 
FOR MORE DETAILS, GO TO IRS.GOV/ESERVICES.