Processing Delays for Paper Forms 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes

Due to the pandemic, we experienced delays in processing paper federal Excise tax forms, including Form 8849. Although the backlog of returns has been reduced, we are still working as quickly as possible to resolve the remaining inventory. Do not file duplicate forms, but for future filings we encourage taxpayers to consider the ease, convenience and speed of electronically filing Forms 720, 2290 and 8849.


The following links provide information on the companies that have passed the IRS Assurance Testing System (ATS) requirements for Software Developers of electronic Excise Tax (8849 MeF) Returns. It does not mean that a software package includes every possible schedule or attachment, or that it will meet the needs of all filers. It is the filer's responsibility to contact the provider to determine if the software meets their needs.

Caution: The IRS has provided links to these companies' websites. Only companies that are an Authorized IRS e-file Provider with a valid Software Identification Number are listed. The IRS removes websites from the pages listed below when the IRS confirms a website is no longer active.

The IRS encourages you to verify that each website provides all services you need. The IRS and the United States Government do not endorse or warrant these companies or their products or services. The decision to use or not to use any of these products and services will not result in any special treatment from the IRS.

Note: Please read the below notice about our Approved IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Providers before engaging one of the providers on this page, or on the following pages.

Tax Year 2021 8849 Modernized e-file (MeF) Providers

Tax Year 2020 8849 Modernized e-file (MeF) Providers

Tax Year 2019 8849 Modernized e-file (MeF) Providers


Approved IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Providers Notice

The IRS is committed to enabling all taxpayers and practitioners to comply with their tax filing obligations. Whether you choose to file a return electronically or on paper, you should rest assured that the IRS is fully committed to protecting your information on our tax processing systems and by working with our industry partners.

Many taxpayers and practitioners use the services of our industry partners, such as paid preparers, Electronic Return Originators (ERO) and transmitters, as part of the tax return preparation and filing process. In order for you to make an informed decision as to how you will file a tax return, we recommend that you read and understand the privacy and security policies and procedures of the IRS and of any industry partner that will handle tax return information.

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