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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.

7216 Updated Rules for Tax Preparers
New regulations under Internal Revenue Code Section 7216, Disclosure or Use of Tax Information by Preparers of Returns, become effective January 1, 2009.

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: February 17, 2009