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New EFTPS Login Requirements

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Rödl & Partner Tax Matters, published December 4, 2023


Effective October 19, 2023, businesses and individual taxpayers who make payments electronically via the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) must utilize Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). The primary goal of MFA is to further enhance the website's security and safeguard against unauthorized access threats.

 
To implement this change, taxpayers will be required to sign up with ID.me or Login.gov to make payments via EFTPS. Taxpayers will be prompted to sign up when logging into the EFTPS site. Taxpayers can also sign up and find information regarding ID.me and Login.gov at the following sites:


ID.me: How to Set Up and Protect Your ID.me Account


Login.gov: https://login.gov/help/verify-your-identity/how-to-verify-your-identity/


When a taxpayer signs up for ID.me or Login.gov MFA, they will need to provide some form of U.S. identification (i.e. Driver's License, Passport, Passport Card, or State ID) and a social security number.


For taxpayers who do not have a social security number and / or the required identification, payments can be made via phone by calling the voice response system at 1.800.555.3453 and following the prompts. For those taxpayers familiar with the EFTPS the prompts are the same as the information required when making a payment online.


Finally, taxpayers can make a payment using the same-day wire federal tax payments worksheet.  Information regarding this process can be found here: Same-Day Wire Federal Tax Payments | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)


Please note that regardless of how the tax payment is made, the due dates remain unchanged.
 
If you have any questions, please contact your local Rödl and Partner representative. 


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