Over the weekend the ATF took down the eForms website, including taking the NFA eForms down. This suspension includes ALL eForms: Import eForms, NFA eForms, AFMER eForm reports, etc. All those ATF eForms Form 4 are not being accepted.
The message the ATF gave to those logging April 5-6 to access their NFA eForms was:
The eForms software is not performing to our expectations. As a result, we are taking the eForms system down until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work with our industry partners to deliver a quality product. Any eForm submitted will continue to be processed. The finalized forms will be sent to the user via email.
Until the eForms system is returned to service for the industry, all imports forms (Forms 6 Part I and 6A), NFA forms (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10), and AFMER reports (Form 5300.11) must be submitted via paper, including any eForms in draft status.
This reminds us of the October shut down where the ATF shut down the eForms, and took the NFA eForms down, website due to “lack of funds.” The increasing popularity of the eForms website has led to many submissions for NFA eFroms which, at their start were being turned around in an appropriate 90 days, instead of the 12 months paper submission!
— Update — NFA eForms Down —
As of the morning of April 7, 2014, the ATF is blaming a maintenance issue for the NFA eForm outage. Has anyone seen any “executive orders” recently?
Due to maintenance, the eForms system is unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.
In the interim, all imports forms (Forms 6 Part I and 6A), NFA forms (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10), and AFMER reports (Form 5300.11) must be submitted via paper, including any eForms in draft status.
That said, we’re still working on providing our clients with the best trusts and ownership representation available! Call (937) 435-9999 or email today so I can get started writing Your Ohio NFA Gun Trust so you can enjoy and grow your collection now!
– Erik R. Blaine, Esq. – EBlaine@LegalDayton.com