Update - Changes to the e-file Application Fingerprinting Process

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Subject: Update - Changes to the e-file Application Fingerprinting Process

ATTN: Authorized e-file Providers/EROs

Correction to Quick Alert issued June 29, 2022, New e-file Application Fingerprinting Process Implemented

Beginning September 25, 2022, the 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 the IRS is August 15, 2022. Fingerprint cards must be postmarked by August 15, 2022, and the application must be submitted prior to mailing the fingerprint cards. 

The IRS will not process fingerprint cards postmarked after August 15, 2022. Customers needing fingerprints will need to wait until September 25, 2022, to schedule an electronic fingerprinting appointment. On September 25, 2022, you can schedule your appointment by accessing the scheduling link located on the e-file application summary page. 

Instructions for scheduling an appointment will be provided upon submitting an e-file application and on IRS.gov. The IRS will provide additional information about the new fingerprinting process on September 25, 2022. Please continue to check the Become an Authorized e-file Provider webpage for the most up-to-date information.



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