Authorized IRS e-file Providers Now Provide Own Proof of Status
Since Authorized IRS e-file Providers are able to obtain their own proof of e-file participation status and provide it to other Providers as needed, the IRS will not mail Annual Mass Acceptance (welcome back) letters for the 2008 filing season. Registered users of e‑Services with authority to view e-file applications can obtain proof of the Provider’s e-file participation status.
Providers can print the “Summary” page of their e-file application via e-Services at irs.gov as proof of e-file participation status. Providers allowed to continue participation in IRS e-file will have an EFIN in Active status and applicable Provider Options in Accepted status. Third parties can also check the ERO locator service to determine if an ERO is continuing participation in IRS e-file.
If you have not registered for e-Services, do so using the e-Services link. Once you have registered you will be able to view and update your e-file application online. Please ensure your information is correct in accordance with the section titled “Reporting Changes” located in Publication 3112, IRS e-file Application Participation.
Providers needing assistance can contact e-Help, toll free at 1-866-255-0654, if they have difficulty registering for e-Services or accessing their e-file Application.
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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: September 08, 2008