CAF, IVES Update for Tax Professionals
The IRS issued notice Monday, April 13, 2020 that IRS operations to process third-party authorizations is now closed. Do not fax requests for Centralized Authorization File (CAF) numbers until further notice. The Income Verification Express Service also is temporarily on hold. Possible alternative for tax administration purposes: clients can go to Get Transcript Online, create an account to verify their identities and immediately review or print a tax transcript.
The efforts of the IRS to protect employees, taxpayers and stakeholders means extremely limited services are currently available. The IRS is unable to process paper tax returns, respond to paper correspondence or staff toll-free live service lines. Please use all electronic options available to you on IRS.gov or through your tax software provider.