May 1, 2019 Business owners should consider filing payroll and employment taxes electronically. Benefits of filing electronically over paper filing: It’s faster. It’s more secure and accurate. You get an email to confirm the IRS received the form within 24 hours. Ways businesses can e-file: Employers can e-file using IRS-approved software. The software instructs the user to apply for an online signature PIN. Employers should allow at least 45 days to receive their PIN. Employers can have their tax professional file for them. The Authorized IRS e-file Provider Locator Service can help employers locate an Electronic Return Originator.