The U.S. IRS and Treasury have issued proposed regulations on Electronic-Filing Requirements for Specified Returns and Other Documents, which were published in the Federal Register on 23 July 2021. Comments are due by 21 September 2021.
This document contains proposed regulations amending the rules for filing electronically and affects persons required to file partnership returns, corporate income tax returns, unrelated business income tax returns, withholding tax returns, and certain information returns, registration statements, disclosure statements, notifications, actuarial reports, and certain excise tax returns. The proposed amendments reflect changes made by the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (TFA) and are consistent with the TFA's emphasis on increasing electronic filing. This document also withdraws proposed regulations published in the Federal Register on May 31, 2018, amending the rules for determining whether information returns must be filed electronically.
Written or electronic comments must be received by September 21, 2021. The public hearing is being held by teleconference on September 22, 2021 at 10 a.m. EST. Requests to speak and outlines of topics to be discussed at the public hearing must be received by September 21, 2021. If no outlines are received by September 21, 2021, the public hearing will be cancelled. Requests to attend the public hearing must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on September 20, 2021. The telephonic hearing will be made accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special assistance during the telephonic hearing must be received by September 20, 2021.