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.
Online Application - Form SS-4, Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Apply online for the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also
known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
IRS Forms and
Forms and Publications
Need an IRS form or publication?
Draft Forms and Instructions
See the draft copies of a variety of forms, instructions, and
publications as well as a schedule of release dates.
Office of Professional
Standards of Practice 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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”
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.
Tax Pro News
Visit the Tax Pro News for the latest announcements of interest to
the practitioner community.
Tax Pro Events
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Form 3949-A . This article provides additional guidance on
submitting the report.
Tax Talk Today
Tax Talk Today is dedicated to providing continuing education and
information for tax practitioners. This series of monthly 60-minute
webcasts covers current issues of interest to the tax professional
community. You can participate live or review the archived programs.
Tax Talk Today is a Continuing Education course provider approved by
APA and the
IRS for CPE Credit for tax practitioners.
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.
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).
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.
Retirement Plans for Small Businesses
Are you looking for information on employee retirement plans in
order to provide better service to all your clients?
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.
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.
for Specific Communities
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.
Audit Technique 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.
Tax Information for International Businesses
This section provides information on international taxes.
Tax Information for Tax Professionals
This section provides information for tax practitioners and other
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.