ELF: ETIN (Electronic Transmitter Identification Number)

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An ETIN is an Electronic Transmitter Identification Number. To be a transmitter of electronic files, one must apply with the IRS, stating they are a transmitter and pass IRS compliance testing.

For example, Thomson Reuters is a transmitter; and therefore, would receive an ETIN. As a user of our software, you should not receive an ETIN, because you are not a transmitter of electronically filed returns, but rather an Electronic Return Originator (ERO). Hence, if you received an ETIN, you should contact the IRS at 866-255-0654 and have them update your records.

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