Express Enrollment for New Businesses and Required Taxpayers

Any new business taxpayer requesting a new Employer Identification Number (EIN) and has federal tax deposit obligations is pre-enrolled in EFTPS.

Required business taxpayers whose deposit level is over $200,000 in any year are pre-enrolled in EFTPS.

Express Enrollment for Federal Tax Deposit (FTD) Coupon Payers

A percentage of business taxpayers previously using Federal Tax Deposit coupons have been pre-enrolled in EFTPS to make your payments electronically.

If you were pre-enrolled, you will not receive additional coupons.

Why Express Enrollment Was Designed

Express Enrollment was designed as a convenience for businesses who have to make tax deposits.

Instead of having to write a manual check, fill out a paper Federal Tax Deposit (FTD) coupon, then hand carry both items to their bank when making a tax deposit, a payment could be made over the phone or online.

The EFTPS enrollment process takes about 2 weeks to process after the IRS receives taxpayer information.

Enrolling in EFTPS

Before you enroll in EFTPS, you'll need to have the following information ready:

  • Your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
    • For businesses, this is your EIN (Employer Identification Number)
      • NOTE: If you're a sole proprietor and have one or more employees, you must have an EIN.
    • For individuals, this is your social security number (SSN).
  • Your financial institution's routing number
  • Your checking or savings account number

You will receive the following information in the mail within 15 days:

  • Your confirmation materials.
  • Your Personal Identification Number (PIN) .
  • Instructions on how to obtain your Internet Password.

File your personal and small business taxes (Schedule C)