The IRS recently released a statement saying that EFIN applications by paper will no longer be accepted. Effective October 1, 2012, applications to become an IRS e-file provider must be submitted online. The IRS will no longer accept paper e-file applications.
Become an e-file provider in 3 easy steps:
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.