Purpose: The Office Identifier is a number generated by TaxSlayer and imported into a field in ERO Setup. This is a Vendor Control Number required for electronic filing. The field must be present in the-e-file for acceptance. The goal is for the IRS to validate the number in the e-file with the number uploaded by the software vendor.
Question: Where is this located?
Answer: On the ERO screen in Configuration
Question: I deleted it or it was not present when I edited ERO Setup. How do I find out what the control number is?
Answer: Login to My Account from the VITA/TCE Springboard with the username and password you established via the User Information email link. Once you are logged in, select Account History on the left navigation bar.
Question: Is this number unique to my site?
Answer: Yes, it is unique to the EFIN.
Question: Will this number ever change?
Answer: The number will change if the EFIN associated with your site changes
Question: Do I need to add an additional ERO to my site?
Answer: No, you can modify the information imported if you need to change the site name and/or address associated with the imported ERO setup.