For tax professionals who have been asked to re-validate their e-file accounts, here is some information from the official Northern CA IRS Stakeholder Liaison.
A new update from one of our local IRS Liaisons...
Good afternoon everyone,
If you received a Letter 5903, e-Services Revalidation, you must revalidate your identity. For a limited time, the e-Services Help Desk will have additional staff available to only assist tax professionals who need to revalidate their identity to have their e-Services registration account reinstated.
Additional assistors will be in place Wednesday, March 22 through Friday, March 24.
E-Services registration accounts were suspended for tax professionals who received Letter 5903 and failed to revalidate their identities within the required 30-day time period. The IRS urges tax professionals who need to revalidate their identity to do so now when extra staff is on hand and not wait until there is an emergency need to access their e-Services accounts.
Letter recipients must revalidate even if they are infrequent users of e-Services or its tools. As a reminder Authorized IRS e-file Providers must ensure the IRS has current information by reviewing and updating their IRS e-file application within thirty days of a change which requires access to your e-Services registration account. Letter 5903 was issued to those tax professionals who have access to sensitive taxpayer data through e-Services and who have accessed their accounts in the past year. This is part of the IRS’ ongoing effort to strengthen security around certain self-help tools on IRS.gov and better protect taxpayer and tax professional data.
More information is available at https://www.irs.gov/tax-professionals/e-services-online-tools-for-tax-professionals
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