Information and Technical Guidance for Software Developers and Transmitters


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Contains important information and updates on electronic excise filing.

Information and Technical Guidance

The following links provide information and technical guidance for Software Developers and Transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return; Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return; and Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes.

Current User Guides & Publications


Links are provided to the Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memo Information and Stylesheets.

Technical Support

Technical support will be available through the IRS e-Help Desk, at 866-255-0654, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Central Time (CST), for Software Developers and Transmitters who provide electronic Excise Tax filing options to taxpayers.

All ETEC (Excise Tax e-File & Compliance) Forms - Frequently Asked Questions

Reminder: Publication 3112, IRS e-file Application and Participation includes the following prohibition: A Provider must not use the IRS’ name, “Internal Revenue Service,” or “IRS” within a firm’s name. This includes the name of a provider’s website. The IRS will periodically review and initiate action to remove providers that fail to comply with this requirement from the Approved IRS e-file for Business Provider Pages.

Modernized e-File (MeF) Program Information