About Form 8453-EX, Excise Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return

Use this form to:

  • Authenticate electronic Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return, Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, or Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes;
  • Authorize the ERO, if any, to transmit via a third-party transmitter;
  • Authorize the intermediate service provider (ISP) to transmit via a third-party transmitter if you are filing online (not using an ERO); and
  • Provide the taxpayer’s consent to authorize an electronic funds withdrawal for payment of federal taxes owed.

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