Video instructions and help with filling out and completing When Form 944 Pr Requirements

Instructions and Help about When Form 944 Pr Requirements

Hi I'm Mel and I work for the Internal Revenue Service tax professionals who file more than ten tax returns a year are required to use IRS e-file to file electronically your firm must have an electronic filing identification number or ef'n and you must obtain your ef'n directly from the IRS and not from any third-party publication 31:12 which is called efile application and participation walks you through the process but here are some highlights becoming an authorized efile provider is a three-step process registering for eServices completing an e file application and passing a suitability check step one is registering for eServices to complete this first step visit irs.gov slash e services to learn how to create an e services account remember each principle and responsible official in your firm must create their own eServices account it may take several days to confirm your account so you'll need to plan accordingly step two is completing an e file application the application process is very detailed but as a tax professional you understand these steps are necessary to protect the integrity and security of the electronic filing system keep in mind as you plan out this process it can take up to 45 days for the IRS to approve an e file provider application I won't go through every step of completing application but here are several important items to note make sure you supply identification information such as the employer identification number for your firm then choose your efile provider option if you are a return preparer and want to e-file for your clients so electronic returned originator or ero also enter information about each principle and responsible official in your organization and enter their current professional status such as attorney bonded bank official certified public accountant enrolled agent or officer of a publicly traded corporation you will also need to provide fingerprints to the IRS for each principle and responsible official if they lack professional credentials you can get a fingerprint card by calling the e help desk at 860 six two five five zero six five four you must be fingerprinted by a trained professional your local police station will likely provide the service for modest fee or there are commercial services then just mail the signed and completed card to the IRS finally step three is passing a suitability check your firm and each person listed on your application as either a principal or responsible official must pass a suitability check this may include a credit check tax compliance check a criminal background check and other reviews to make sure you previously followed IRS e-file requirements once your application is approved you will get an acceptance letter from the IRS with your 'if in the process may be finished but your responsibility doesn't stop here you must maintain monitor and protect your ef'n watch out for and avoid scams identity thieves routinely tried to steal eServices passwords and offense to get the latest updates and messages sign up for enews for tax professionals and quick alerts again for step-by-step guidance on the e-file application process review publication 31:12 on irs.gov.