IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) Program

The IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) Program streamlines tax filing by allowing electronic submission of various tax documents.

MeF processes tax returns almost in real-time, providing immediate acknowledgment of receipt and expediting refund issuance.

MeF ensures security through encryption and authentication measures, safeguarding taxpayer information.

Various tax forms for individuals, businesses, and organizations can be e-filed through the MeF platform.

Who can use MeF: Individual taxpayers, tax professionals, businesses, third-party transmitters, and software developers.

To enroll in MeF: Access IRS e-Services, submit Form 8633, provide required information, verify identity, wait for approval, receive acceptance letter, and access MeF services.

There is typically no direct cost to use the MeF program, but tax professionals or businesses may incur fees from their software providers.

Taxpayers and tax professionals can track the status of electronically filed returns using the IRS's "Where's My Refund?" tool or by checking with their e-file software provider.

Electronic filing through MeF is generally secure, employing encryption protocols and authentication procedures.