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How to Become an IRS e-file Provider

How to Become an IRS e-file Provider

Quick Alert for Tax Professionals from the IRS:

Effective October 1, 2012, applications to become an IRS e-file provider must be submitted online. We will no longer accept paper e-file applications.

Become an e-file provider in 3 easy steps:

1. Create an IRS e-Services account.
2. Submit your e-file provider application online.
3. Pass a suitability check.

The online application process takes 4-6 weeks to complete – don’t delay, become an e-file provider today!

Help is available at IRS.gov or through the e-Help Desk at 1-866-255-0654 (512-416-7750 for international calls), Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CST). Frequently Asked Questions and online Tutorials are available to answer questions or to guide users through the application process.

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