Washington (April 28, 2004) -- The Internal Revenue Service added an online form for tax professionals who want to apply to become an authorized e-filer to its growing list of "e-services."   The agency said that the online form cuts processing time and reduces errors associated with using the paper version of Form 8633, Application to Participate in IRS e-file. The online application is the fifth addition to the IRS's suite of “e-services” that tax professionals and financial institutions can use to work electronically with the agency.   Other applications already released include e-filing options for corporations and tax-exempt organizations; an online preparer tax identification number application, which lets paid preparers apply for and receive a PTIN immediately over the Internet; bulk taxpayer identification number matching, which is used to match the taxpayer identification numbers with the names of those they pay; and interactive taxpayer identification number matching, a smaller version of the bulk TIN matching application that authorized payers can use to match up to 25 taxpayer identification numbers and name combinations against IRS records.   Future e-services for e-filers who file more than 100 electronic returns will include online disclosure authorization; electronic account resolution; and an online transcript delivery system. The IRS said that disclosure authorization and electronic account resolution are scheduled for delivery this spring, while the transcript delivery system is due for release this summer.   -- WebCPA staff

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