Category Archives: eForms

Why do some approved Form 1’s say “FORM 1 REGISTRATION” in box 4a?

I recently received a call from a client who had received his approved Form 1 for a self-manufactured suppressor.  The Form 1 application had been submitted pre-41F via eForms. In reviewing the approved form in preparation for having his tube … Continue reading

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Filing last minute paper Form 1’s

We have finally arrived at the final day to submit Form 1 and Form 4 applications and have them processed under the pre-41F rules. As anticipated and feared, the eForms system has been flaky and unavailable for the last several … Continue reading

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The ATF has finally posted updated guidance on 41F

We have been waiting for final guidance and approved forms from the ATF on the 41F implementation for some time and they have finally posted an update on their website which includes links to the new forms. Much of what they … Continue reading

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Understanding 41P / 41F

The other shoe has finally dropped … As many have been predicting since the action date was moved to January last month, yesterday the Attorney General signed a final version of 41P (now known as 41F). The final rule, which … Continue reading

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We have an eForms update

For some time now the ATF has been hinting that they would have an important update concerning eForms 3 and 4 at the 2015 Shot Show. Many optimists had hoped that the ATF might be ready to announce that these … Continue reading

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What should you do if you get an approved eForm with a DRAFT watermark?

Today one of my clients received an email with an approved eForm 1 attached. He immediately forwarded it to me so that I could update the schedule of assets in his NFA trust. The problem?  His eForm 1, which was approved, … Continue reading

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We have another eForms update

Today the ATF announced that more forms are being returned to eForms over the next month. But … before you ask … Forms 3 and 4 are NOT included in the list. Perhaps most useful to NFA owners, Form 5 is … Continue reading

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Form 1 is available on eForms once again!

Probably the single question that I am asked more than any other is “When will eForms be back?”  And while I cannot answer for Form 4 applications I can tell you this … Form 1 is back as of today! … Continue reading

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ATF is promising to return eForms to service in “the short term”

Today the ATF sent out a letter detailing their plans for eForms.  The good news is that they plan for eForms to return to service very quickly. They took the time to explain why the existing eForms system became overwhelmed.  … Continue reading

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The end of eForms?

For NFA collectors and dealers the ATF’s eForms system has been both a stunning success and a frustrating challenge. The simplified application process and greatly reduced processing times undeniably made eForms the preferred method for submitting your NFA applications.  However, … Continue reading

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