The IRS authorizes businesses to furnish electronic copies of certain tax forms, instead of a paper copy. There are many benefits to E-Delivery:
- It can be more cost-effective than traditional form furnishing.
- Immediate form delivery to recipients.
- Physical mail can take longer to arrive and may not be deliverable due to address changes, etc.
- Ability to meet last minute deadlines that physical mail copies cannot meet.
However, electronic form delivery isn’t as simple as just sending forms via email; there are extensive rules and requirements for it.