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EFTPS System Password Update

Log-in changes are coming to the online Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) for enhanced security. Effective Sept. 19, 2019, the IRS is implementing new password requirements for those making federal tax payments electronically:

  • The IRS will require a 13-month password expiration policy – your password expires after 13 months from the time it was changed.
  • The password must be 12-30 characters and follow the EFTPS guidelines:
    • At least one uppercase letter (A, B, C, etc.)
    • At least one lowercase letter (a, b, c, etc.)
    • At least one number (1, 2, 3, etc.)
    • One of the following characters (!, @, #, $,*, +,-)
    • No double characters (no 2 consecutive characters can be the same)
    • Must not be the same as any of the five previous passwords used 

If you have not updated your password in the past 13 months or you have a system-generated password, your payment will be rejected until you update your password on the EFTPS website.

Comments

Julie Dale, CPA

Cindy, Intuit QuickBooks shared with users.

/Patty Wyatt
TXCPA

Cindy

Why can I not find any of the information on the EFTPS site?

Peg Breeding

Hi, Julie Dale. Please change your post to these requirements per eftps.com website :
• The password must be 12-30 characters and follow the EFTPS guidelines:
o At least one uppercase letter (A, B, C, etc.)
o At least one lowercase letter (a, b, c, etc.)
o At least one number ( 1, 2, 3, etc.)
o One of the following characters (!, @, #, $, *, + ,-)
o No double characters (no 2 consecutive characters can be the same)
o Must not be the same as any of the 5 previous passwords used

Patty Wyatt

Majda, here is the link to the IRS' EFTPS contact page: https://www.eftps.gov/eftps/direct/ContactUs.page.

Majda

I do have a hard time reset my password. Please can you help ?

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