The IRS will extend its transcript faxing service beyond the planned February 4 end date.
The IRS is reviewing options for a new time frame. We are committed to providing you with advanced notice of the new date. 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 hard to catch up on processing third-party authorization forms. Unfortunately, this may result in longer than normal wait times on their toll-free telephone lines as employees return to duty and resume training and other filing season readiness activities.