Background checks are administered for every Tax Pro wishing to utilize the Taxfyle Platform. All professionals are required to provide valid government-issued photo identification, maintain an active CPA license or Enrolled Agent designation, a PTIN that is current for the relevant filing period, and an EFIN that is under their name or that of their practice. Our procedures ensure there are no outstanding disciplinary actions against you. We verify you have passed the IRS's suitability check, which includes a credit check, tax compliance check, a criminal background check, and a check for prior non-compliance with IRS e-file requirements. Once adequate proof is obtained to verify your credentials, the management team will send you a welcome email with a link to the Pro Portal. Upon first payout of a completed job, we will deduct a one-time $35 abatement to cover the cost of the background check. Moving forward, you will be paid the full payout amount for each job completed.