EFIN Verification

In order to comply with IRS efforts to prevent fraud and identity theft, TaxAct Professionals must submit a copy of their IRS e-file Application Summary to TaxAct. This one-time verification process needs to be completed for each EFIN used in your organization.

To submit your EFIN documentation for verification:

  1. Sign in to your TaxAct account online.
  2. Click Practice Administration, and click the EFIN Verification dropdown.
  3. Enter your EFIN and the Tracking Number found at the bottom of your IRS e-file Application Summary.
  4. Click Choose File to locate and attach your IRS e-file Application Summary in PDF or image format (please ensure that you submit your complete summary, ending with the Tracking Number).
  5. Check the box to indicate you are authorized to submit this information, then click Submit.
  6. We will notify you via email if your EFIN information is verified or rejected and the reason for the latter.

If you don't already have an EFIN, apply today using the IRS's e-Services – Online Tools for Tax Professionals. Learn more on the IRS Become an Authorized e-file Provider webpage.

For step-by-step directions on printing the e-file Application Summary, go to our Access or Print the Application Summary from IRS e-Services FAQ.

We appreciate your cooperation in complying with the IRS. Please contact us at EFINcertificate@TaxAct.com with any questions you may have.

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the webpage or document at the time it is accessed.