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e-file for Software Developers/Transmitters


2009 Drain Times - IRS e-file

Electronic Management System (EMS) What's New for 2009?

Self-Select PIN Signature Requirement for IRS e-file Individual Income Tax Returns
For Filing Season 2009, the Self-Select PIN will be the only IRS e-file signature method available to taxpayers filing online. The Form 8453-OL and Form 8453-OL (SP) will be eliminated as signature documents for individual taxpayers that use tax preparation software.

2009 Individual e-file Transmission Chart
Processing for 1040 e-file in 2009 (Tax Year 2008)

Publication 1346 (Rev. 9-2008)
Electronic Return File Specifications, Record Layouts and Electronic Transmitted Documents for Individual Income Tax Returns (Tax Year 2008).

Publication 1436 (Rev. 10-2008)
Test Package for Electronic Filers of Individual Income Tax Returns for Tax Year 2008
Publication 1436 contains a group of scenarios and instructions for preparing test material for Electronic Filing of Individual Income Tax Returns.

2009 Credit Card Bulk Provider Requirements
Software providers can incorporate a credit card tax payment option in their products following the technical specifications described in this document. This integrated e-file and e-pay option provides one-stop service to e-filers with a balance due.

Never miss another important e-file message with QuickAlerts! Calling all ERO's, Software Developers and Transmitters - Did you know that the IRS has a free messaging system that provides e-file information including submission processing center delays within moments of when they occur?

Online e-services products are now available including the electronic e-file application.

Toll-Free Number for e-Help
e-Help desk assistors are ready to respond to all questions and issues concerning e-products at 1-866-255-0654.

e-file for Business - Software Developers & Transmitters Page
Includes XML Schemas - downloadable zipped files and other useful information for business Software Developers and Transmitters.

The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) Interface Protocol Specifications (IPS) - Rev. 08/30/2005
To obtain a copy of the public XML Schema for performing a limited set of EFTPS taxpayer, batch provider and third-party transmitter transactions please call EFTPS Customer Service at 1-800-945-0966.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: December 18, 2008