What New Tax Preparers Need to Know About Getting an EFIN from the IRS
We have been getting a lot of questions on the Pronto Tax Class Student Helpline about the issue of whether or not new tax preparers need an EFIN, what is an EFIN, how to get an EFIN, when to get an EFIN, and various other EFIN-related questions. Therefore, we have created an email that gives our Pronto Tax Class new tax preparers answers to these EFIN-related questions.
The main points to realize right away is that e-filing is mandatory for 2012 tax season for any tax preparers who anticipate filing more than 10 tax returns in 2012, and secondly the IRS can take up to 45 days to process a new EFIN application, so if you are planning to become a self-employed taxpayer, you should act now to get an EFIN in time for tax season.
Read the rest of this article to discover resources for obtaining an EFIN, the article is written as an email to our Students but we will share it with the public here on our Pronto Tax Class Blog, please add your experience in the "comments" section if you have more useful info about new tax preparers getting an EFIN in time for this tax season.