Processing of Forms 8655
IRS operations to process Forms 8655, Reporting Agent Authorization, are re-opened. You may resume sending these forms via fax and mail (paper and optical disks with images of Forms 8655).
The Ogden service center, which processes these forms, is re-opened but not at full staffing levels to allow social distancing. We are working on the backlog and processing new submissions. In general, it's reasonable to assume that if you submitted a Form 8655 and received from IRS a name control for that client, then that Form 8655 has been entered into the Reporting Agent File (RAF).
Please see details at https://www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/update-for-reporting-agents.