Changes to the E-file Application Fingerprinting Process

Beginning September 25, IRS will implement a new electronic fingerprinting process for e-file applicants. Individuals will be required to use the IRS authorized vendor for fingerprinting.

Each new Principal and Responsible Official listed on a new e-file application, or added to an existing application needing fingerprints, must schedule an appointment with the IRS authorized vendor. The cutoff date to mail paper fingerprint cards (Form FD-258) to IRS is August 15. The e-file application must be submitted prior to mailing the cards.

IRS will not process fingerprint cards postmarked after August 15. Those needing fingerprints must wait until September 25 to schedule an electronic fingerprinting appointment. Read the full news release here, and visit Become an Authorized E-file Provider for the most current information.