IRS Strengthens Security of e Services Registration
The Internal Revenue Service has strengthened the security of its e-Services registration process for tax professionals and taxpayers as identity theft and data breaches have become a greater concern.
In order to improve and increase security, changes to e-services registration were implemented Sunday, Sept. 28. The IRS noted that all tax professionals who wish to use e-Services tools must register online to create a user account. Users must be eligible to use one of the online tools before they can register.
e-Services is a set of Web-based tools that allow tax professionals and payers to complete certain transactions online with the IRS. The tools include Registration Services, e-file Application, Transcript Delivery and TIN Matching. These services are only available to approved IRS business partners as noted below and not to the public. Read more on Accounting Today.