Requirements to E-File Forms 94x (941/940/943)

John Logue Updated by John Logue

To e-file federal employment tax returns (Forms 94x) with CFS Payroll System, you must first meet the following requirements:

  1. You must be a tax preparer. At this time, we are unable to support e-filing of returns for employers filing their own returns.
  2. You must have an IRS e-services account. If you do not have an IRS e-services account, register here.
  3. You must submit an online E-file Application to become an Electronic Return Originator (ERO) and a Transmitter. You will then be assigned an EFIN (Electronic Filing Identification Number) and an ETIN (Electronic Transmitter Identification Number).
    1. If you already have an EFIN for filing income tax returns, you will need to modify your application to include employment tax returns and to be an ERO and Transmitter. (See Modifying Your IRS E-file Application to E-file Forms 94x.)
    2. If you do not already have an EFIN, the application process can take up to 45 days, so plan accordingly.

For more information, see Become an Authorized E-file Provider, Pub 3112, and Pub 4163.

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