Breaking News: ATF Notice on Tax-Paid E-Forms Glitch

By The Small Arms Review Editorial Staff

Important Notice to eForm users that submit electronic ATF Forms 1 and 4:

This is to advise that ATF eForms is experiencing issues with the pay.gov link that prevents the filing of taxpaid eForms 1 and 4. The pay.gov function had to move to a secondary site last week due to some of its own issues. ATF’s firewall security is preventing communications to this secondary site from within eForms. We are in the process of working with the Department of Justice to allow the ATF firewall to communicate with the pay.gov secondary site.

All other eForms may be submitted. eForms 1 and 4 may be created and saved, just not submitted until we have notified you that the issue has been resolved.

We would also like to advise that the taxpaid eForm 1 and eForm 4 were designed for the submission of one firearm per application (as the tax is paid per firearm and the PDF will generate with the transfer tax stamp affixed). A glitch allows the submission of multiple firearms on these forms, but we can only process a form with one firearm on it. Please keep this in mind when you file a taxpaid eForm 1 or 4.

Thank you for your interest in eForms.

Update: Please be advised that the link from ATF eForms to Pay.gov has been restored so the submission of taxpaid eForm 1 and eForm 4 can be made again. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.


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