Becoming and ERO

Fill out IRS Form 8633 and return it to the IRS. To download IRS Form 8633 you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. IRS Form 8633 can be found at the following internet address: Click on the Tax Professionals tab or type “Form 8633” into the search box on the upper right of the IRS’s Home Page.

You will need to call the IRS at 1-866-255-0654 to get your fingerprint card. Once again, the IRS’s fingerprint card is unique and you can only use the one that they furnish.

Send Form(s) 8633 to the Andover Service Center. See page 4 of Form 8633 for the daytime and overnight mailing address.

Important Notice

Electronic Return Originators (EROs) must submit new Forms 8633 when expanding their IRS e-file businesses to additional physical locations. A physical location is an office owned or leased by the ERO. Applications must be submitted with finger print cards for all principals of the firm and responsible officials listed on the application, unless fingerprint cards have been submitted before with an application that was accepted into the IRS e-file program. Evidence of professional status may be substituted for fingerprint cards if the principal or responsible official is an attorney, CPA, enrolled agent, banking official who is bonded and has been fingerprinted within the last TWO years, or officer of a publicly owned corporation as specified in the Internal Revenue procedure.