Release Memo for 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registration (CUv2.0)
94x MeF Stakeholders:
The Continuous Use (CU) CUv2.0 Schemas and Business Rules for the 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registration that include updates to the efileAttachments and efileTypes Schemas and no updates to the Business Rules were made available on September 23, 2016. These Schemas and Business Rules were made available in the Assurance Testing System (ATS) on November 7, 2016 and will be available in the Production environment on January 6, 2017.
The 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registration Schemas and Business Rules Distribution is now through the Registered User Portal and your e-services mailbox. This mailbox is part of the Secure Object Repository (SOR). Users will access their mailbox in their existing e-services account to pick up the Schema and Business Rules packages.
In order to receive the distribution of Schema and Business Rule packages you must have an active e-services account and be listed on an e-File application with the provider option of Software Developer. Your role on the e-File Application must be Principal, Responsible Official or a Delegated User with MeF authorities. If you are a registered user in e-services and are listed on a State e-File application you will receive this distribution.
We encourage you to review your e-File application at this time to verify you have the appropriate role and to verify you have access to your e-services account.
Note: You can access the login page, register for e‐services, reset your password and make changes to your existing account on e-Services Online Tools for Tax Professionals on IRS.gov.
These Schemas and Business Rule are being provided to those 94x Software Providers who will be supporting the 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registration in their software. Employers that want to sign and file their own 94x family of returns electronically must complete the 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registration Process to become a participant in the 94x On-Line Filer Program. Also, an Authorized signer of the Business Entity must complete the 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registration Process 45 days in advance of the return due date, to allow time to timely file returns as required. For additional information regarding 94x On-Line Filer Participants please refer to Publication 4163, Modernized e-File (MeF) Information for Authorized IRS e-File Providers for Business Returns.
If you have questions, or require assistance completing the 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registration Process or IRS e-file Application, please contact the e-Help Desk at 1-866-255-0654 (toll free).
The "Diff" Files for the 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registration identify the changes from the Continuous Use version (CU) CUv1.0 Schema package to the CUv2.0 Schema package.
The 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registration CUv2.0 Business Rules are available in two (2) formats that contain identical information: Adobe (.pdf) and Comma Separated Values (.csv).
If you have any questions about the 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registration Schemas or Business Rules, please send your inquiry to the MeF Mailbox.