As a service provider, must I obtain a separate 6847 for each of my clients?
No. Once you have signed and returned Form 6847, Consent for
Internal Revenue Service to Release Tax Information, to IRS/ECC-MTB,
your TCC will be registered as an approved Combined Federal/State
Filer for all of the returns you transmit, regardless of the
filer (client). It is strongly suggested, however, that you send a
letter to each of your clients in participating states indicating
that you can, if they desire, report the following information
returns to their state electronically: 1099-DIV, 1099-G, 1099-INT,
1099-MISC, 1099-OID, 1099-PATR, 1099-R, 5498. If they would like to
participate in the Program, have them sign and date the letter and
mail it back to you. Once you have received their approval, check
the 'Combined Fed/State Filer' indicator on their master record and
leave the rest to Account Ability. Until you receive a written
approval from your client, leave the 'Combined Fed/State Filer'
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