IRS seeks volunteers to test

The IRS’s Employee Plans Determination Letter Program will be testing for paying determination letter application user fees. is a secure government-wide portal for payments to federal government agencies. The IRS is seeking volunteers to pay their user fees using Those interested in volunteering are asked to email

After the annual user fees are announced in upcoming Rev. Proc. 2013-8, practitioners filing a Form 5300 series determination letter application can use to complete an online equivalent of Form 8717, User Fee for Employee Plan Determination, Opinion, and Advisory Letter Request, and pay the user fee via a bank account, credit, or debit card. users can print and attach the payment confirmation page, instead of a Form 8717, to their Form 5300 application to show they paid the user fee.

Source: IRS Employee Plans News, Issue 2012-3, November 14, 2012.

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