E-file Provider Services


E-file Application

Use our online e-file application to become an authorized e-file provider or view and update existing applications

It is only through an approved e-file application that tax professionals, who are Electronic Return Originators (EROs), Circular 230 Practitioners, or Reporting Agents (RAs), can gain access to the Transcript Delivery System. EROs must e-file five or more returns in a tax season to be eligible. Circular 230 Practitioners need only apply and be approved.

Access e-file Application

*requires login credentials

E-file Transmission

You must have an e-Services username and password and a completed e-file application before participating.


This method uses Automated Enrollment (AE) to enroll and maintain the A2A Client Application Systems. AE provides a user interface for enrolling and maintaining A2A Client Application Systems for the IRS A2A Channel. For more information see the Automated Enrollment User GuidePDF and how to Become an Authorized e-file Provider.

Access A2A Automated Enrollment

*requires login credentials


This transmission method allows users to login to e-Services and upload a file. For more information see Pub. 4164, Modernized e-file Guide for Software Developers and TransmittersPDF.

Transmit using IFA

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Access Assurance Testing System (ATS) Questionnaire

Software developers must access their e-Services account to submit questionnaires for each form they are testing. You must be an authorized user on a completed IRS e-file application and have Principal or user granted Principal Consent authority or be a Responsible Official or Delegate Users with Add & Change Software Package Information authority granted. 

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