Using an eForm to file your Form 1 or Form 4 can save several months processing time. We have seen that it can reduce the time from 9-12 months to 3-6 months. As we have outlined before, the ATFonline.gov website is not the easiest to use or understand and thus there have been many questions which ATF has attempted to address in this guide.
On January 15, 2015 the ATF released a new version of this Guide
The Topics covered include:
How Do I Register To Use eForms?
FFL, EIN and AECA Associations Password Complexity Rule Missing from eForms Registration Instructions Navigating through eForms Icons/Buttons/Symbols Used in eForms Adding Attachments to eForms Submissions Who Can Submit An eForm 1 Or eForm 4 eForm Down Everyday At NOON -1:00PM Eastern Time For Maintenance Make Sure Your Submissions Are Correct How to Identify the Applicant Maker or Transferee on an eForm 1, 4 or 5.
eForms Refund Processing Identification of the maker or manufacturer of a firearm on Form 1 Payment of Making or Transfer Tax Duplicate Applications in Your Draft Folder – Dont delete them NFA – PDF issue with Form 4 Average Processing Times What are those ‘non eForms’ records that appear in my folders?
Name Field Length Limitation Forms 1, 4 and 5 Use of P.O. Boxes
It’s important to do electronic forms correctly the first time as there is not currently a way to fix a mistake or amend them like with the paper applications.