IRS Extends Transcript Faxing Service
January 31, 2019
The IRS is extending its transcript faxing service beyond the planned Feb. 4 end date and is reviewing options for a new timeframe.
As a reminder, you can now have unmasked Wage and Income Transcripts sent to your e-Services secure mailbox if you follow certain procedures. This should help bring clients into compliance and allow for electronic filing. Please see Fact Sheet 20, Steps for tax professionals to obtain wage and income transcripts needed for tax preparation, for details.
Additionally, due to the government shutdown, the IRS is working to catch up on processing third-party authorization forms. You may also experience longer-than-normal wait times on the IRS toll-free telephone lines as the employees return to duty and they resume training and other filing season readiness activities.
The IRS asks for your patience as they work to resume normal operations.