IR-2023-70, April 4, 2023
WASHINGTON — As part of ongoing efforts to improve service for the tax-exempt community, the Internal Revenue Service issued the revised Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination, and its instructions to allow electronic filing.
Beginning April 3, 2023, the IRS will make available the electronic version of the Form 8940 that exempt organizations use to make miscellaneous determination requests online at Pay.gov. The IRS will provide a 90-day grace period during which it will continue to accept paper versions of Form 8940 (Rev. 6-2011); however, after this grace period the Form 8940 must be submitted electronically.
"Electronic filing makes the Form 8940 easier to complete while reducing errors," said Edward Killen, Commissioner of the IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities division. "Electronic filing also shortens IRS processing time so applicants won't wait as long for a response."
In addition to the miscellaneous requests that were previously made using Form 8940, the following miscellaneous requests are now also made on Form 8940:
The required user fees (if any) vary depending on the type of miscellaneous request. For 2023, the user fees remain at the amounts set out in Revenue Procedure 2023-5. Applicants must pay the fee through Pay.gov when submitting the form. Payment can be made directly from a bank account or by credit or debit card.
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