New IRS Fingerprint Program

Ferrone & Associates CPAsBlog

In an effort to prevent false tax returns from being e-filed the IRS is starting a new registration program for unlicensed tax preparers. 

Licensed professionals such as CPAs, & attorneys, are not required to register with the IRS for the new electronic fingerprinting process.  

Unlicensed preparers must schedule an appointment with an IRS authorized vendor for fingerprinting. You can schedule your appointment by accessing the scheduling link located on the e-file application summary page.

The cutoff-date to mail your paper fingerprint cards (Form FD-258) to the IRS is August 15, 2022. Fingerprint cards postmarked after August 15, 2022, will not be processed and you will need to wait until September 25, 2022, to schedule your electronic fingerprinting appointment. Instructions for scheduling your appointment will be provided when you submit your e-file application.