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On December 23, ATF released a brand new gadget for applicants to complete diverse forms that ATF is answerable for administrating. For most gun owners, this change will ordinarily effect how programs for firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act (“NFA”) are processed.
Anyone who has submitted an NFA software in recent years is familiar with the lengthy wait related to obtaining any firearm regulated beneath the NFA. This wait is in large part because of the antiquated manner used to technique NFA applications combined with the recent increase in acquisition of NFA firearms.
ATF’s current paper method for NFA packages dates back to the implementation of the NFA in 1934, but, in recent years, it has demonstrated incapable of handling large numbers of programs. According to ATF’s Annual Statistical Update, in 1990, ATF processed most effective 173,340 total NFA bureaucracy (Forms 1, 2, three, 4, 5, and 9). In 2020, that range reached 2,409,585. With more than an order of magnitude of change in the final 30 years, it became easy to look that ATF needed to exchange the application manner.
While it'd be higher for gun proprietors if there virtually had been no taxation and registration scheme required to acquire NFA firearms, simplifying the cutting-edge process and lowering wait instances is truly a step inside the proper route.
Here is the facts ATF has supplied on the brand new machine:
Important Notices for eForms Users
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’s Modernized eForms Application
The goal of the “modernized eForms” is to provide ATF with an infusion of technology to provide better services to the regulated industries and the public. This much needed modernization will reduce the effort and time required to review and process ATF applications, specifically the ATF Forms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6A, 9, 10 and 5300.11. If you have used our previous version of eForms your User Id will remain the same, however you will have to use the “Forgot password” functions to create a new password. The new eForms will give you access to many valuable services of the new and improved eForms application. All eForms users will have to create a PIN for authentication of their submissions. When the PIN is created, it establishes a trusted relationship with the identity provider and creates an asymmetric key pair that is used for authentication of the user.
If you are an existing eForms user, all your previous submissions will transfer to the new system. However, the pdf of your forms may not be migrated over on the first day. If your pdf is not available, please check your email as you would have received a copy from the eforms system at the time of submission and final approval.
Are you a returning registered eForms user? You will need to click on the ‘Forgot Password” button on the eForms landing page. Then you will be asked to provide your eForms ID and your email address. If your email is unique to you, i.e., not shared with others within your organization, you will be asked to change your password and create a PIN that will be used for the submission of your eForms. If you are using a shared email address you will be asked to contact our Help Desk for assistance with your first time log in. If you need additional instructions click on the following link:.
New to eforms? For instructions on how to register the following link:
Introducing: eForms User Services: “eForms User Services” is different from the ATF Help Desk, whose primary responsibility will be to unlock user accounts and assisting users in resetting their password and/or PINs. It consists of EPS Admins responding to business process specific questions as it relates to the submission of eForms applications. This service is temporary service that is only available for the first 60 days of the implementation of the modernized eForms initiative. Our goal is to have a response back to the user within 24-72 hours.
eForms User Services is the primary point of contact for technology questions, problems, and issues. Users can contact eForms User Services directly with all technology questions, using the following email addresses below:
For eForms registrations questions:
For eForms National Firearms Act questions:
For eForms NFA Special Occupational Tax questions:
For eForms imports questions:
For eForms Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report Questions:
Below are some of the information technology services and resources that are available to you as a user of eForms: