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The links on this page are intended to meet the needs of the tax professional community

  • Disaster Relief Resource Center for Tax Professionals
    As a result of recent natural disasters many payroll and practitioner businesses and their clients have suffered significant losses. Our goal is to provide resources and assistance to members of the impacted payroll and practitioner community
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  • Getting Started
    Online Application - Employer Identification Number (EIN)
    Apply online for the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
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  • IRS Forms and Publications
    Forms and Publications
    Need an IRS Form or publication? Click here to download them from the IRS Website >>

    Draft Forms and Instructions: See the draft copies of a variety of forms, instructions, and publications as well as a schedule of release dates. Click here to view.
  • Tax Information for Tax Professionals
    The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has put together a one-stop-resource shop for Tax Professionals. This page provides links to enrollment and education requirements for enrolled agents as well as information regarding Circular 230.
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  • Electronic Filing
    • e-file Made Easy - A Tax Professional's One-Stop e-file & e-Pay Shop
      This site was designed by the IRS to provide users with an easy to follow, one-stop resource center for IRS e-file and e-payment information. We hope the information contained on this Web site is just what you've been looking for. It was developed specifically for tax professionals like yourself who are interested in offering IRS e-file to their individual and business clients. Click here to view more >>
    • Electronic Federal Tax Payments (EFTPS)
      Businesses and individuals can use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System to pay all their federal taxes electronically, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via the phone, personal computer (PC) software or the Internet. Visit the EFTPS web site for all the latest information! Or visit the Department of Treasury's Financial Management Services web page on EFTPS:  http://www.eftps.gov/
    • e-services – On-line Tools for Tax Professionals
      e-services is a suite of web-based products that will allow tax professionals and payers to conduct business with the IRS electronically. These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from just about any computer with an internet connection. Click here to view more >>
    • QuickAlerts "More" e-file Benefits for EROs
      Get on board and be one of the thousands of tax professionals that currently receive information on "up-to-the-minute" e-file events.Click here to view more >>
    • IRS e-file Library
      The e-file library has publications, documents and electronic resources to help promote e-file services to your clients. It includes Publication 1345A (Filing Season Supplement) and other technical publications for individual and business e-file. Click here to view more >>
     
  • Tax Pro News and Events
    Visit the Tax Pro News & Events for the latest announcements of interest to the practitioner community.

    The IRS offers a wide variety of educational events for the practitioner community including tax practitioner institute classes, phone forums, seminars, and local liaison meetings.
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  • Talk with the IRS
    • IRS Hotlines and Toll-Free Numbers
      A consolidated list of frequently requested phone numbers and hours of operation including Practitioner Priority Service, IRS Tax Help Line for Individuals, Business and Specialty Tax Help and e-Help.  Click here to view more>>
    • Contact My Local Office
      IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers are your one-stop resource for face-to-face tax help and solutions to tax problems, every business day. Click here to view more >>
    • Stakeholder Liaison (SL) Local Contacts
      Your local Stakeholder Liaison office establishes relationships with organizations representing small business and the tax professional community and providing information about the policies, practices and procedures the IRS uses to ensure compliance with the tax laws. To establish a relationship with SL, use this list to find a contact in your state. Click here to view more >>
    • Taxpayer Advocate Service
      The Taxpayer Advocate is an independent organization within the IRS. They help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems. Click here to view more >>
    • Reporting Tax Fraud
      If you suspect or know of an individual or company that is not complying with the tax laws, you may report this activity by completing Form 3949-A. This article provides additional guidance on submitting the report. Click here to view more >>
     
  • Resources
    • Sign up for e-News for Tax Professionals
      The IRS e-News For Tax Professionals provides the latest national news for the tax professional community, as well as links to resources on IRS.gov and local news and events by state. Click here to view more >>
    • Tax Code, Regulations and Other Official Guidance
      A one-stop spot for researching publicly available versions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Treasury (Federal tax) Regulations, or other types of official IRS guidance published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB). Click here to view more >>
    • Internal Revenue Bulletin
      The Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB) is the authoritative instrument of the IRS for announcing all substantive ruling necessary to promote a uniform application of tax law. Click here to view more >>
    • Retirement Plans for Small Businesses
      Are you looking for information on employee retirement plans in order to provide better service to all your clients? Click here to view more >>
     
  • Issue Management Resolution System
    The IRS Stakeholder Liaison (SL) function has established the Issue Management Resolution System (IMRS), a streamlined and structured process that facilitates stakeholder issue identification, resolution and feedback.
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  • Abusive Tax Schemes / Tax Scams - How to Recognize and Avoid Them
    To help the public recognize and avoid abusive tax schemes, the IRS offers an abundance of educational materials. Participating in illegal schemes to avoid paying taxes can result in imprisonment and fines, as well as the repayment of taxes owed with penalties and interest. Education is the best way to avoid the pitfalls of these "too good to be true" tax scams.
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  • Resources for Specific Communities
    • Industries/Professions
      Specific tax information for Agriculture, Automotive, Construction, Entertainment, Fishing, Gas Retailers, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Tax Professionals, and other industries. Many of industry links include helpful Tax Tips. Click here to view more >>
    • Audit Techniques Guides
      The Audit Techniques Guides focus on developing highly trained examiners for a particular industry segment. These Guides contain examination techniques, common and unique industry issues, business practices, industry terminology and other information.Click here to view more >>
    • Tax Information for International Businesses
      This section provides information on international taxes.Click here to view more >>
    • Tax Information for Tax Professionals
      This section provides information for tax practitioners and other tax professionals.Click here to view more >>
     
  • The Tax Gap
    Find resources on this page pertaining to the tax gap — the difference between the amount of tax that taxpayers should pay and the amount that is paid voluntarily and on time. The tax gap can also be thought of as the sum of non-compliance with the tax law. This page provides links to facts sheets that will help you and your clients close the gap.
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