ATF eForms has launched! Tap into ATF eForms, now!
*Updated January 16, 2022
What is ATF eForms?
Here is what you need to know about ATF eForms. eForms makes owning an NFA item such as a suppressor or SBR quicker and easier than ever. Central to many silencer owners is the tax stamp process for Forms 1 and 4, and this video will provide an overview to the ATF eForms process.
For many gun owners, they’re looking to grow their collection by adding a short barrel shotgun, rifle, machine gun, or silencer to their firearms collection. By tapping into eForms, your NFA application will be digitized and your ATF wait time should be reduced. This digitization also has the capacity to reduce the likelihood of errors and increase your security.
As the industry leader in NFA products, we are here to help! If you’re wondering how to contact Silencer Shop, we’re available via chat here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at 512-931-4556. Pro tips and more information about eForms is available on our YouTube channel. Get breaking news on ATF eForms by following us on social or subscribe to our newsletter to get up-to-date notifications! If you have additional questions about eForms, please check out our eForms FAQ page!
How will ATF eForms Reduce Wait Times for NFA Tax Stamps?
ATF eForms will reduce the effort and time required to review and process ATF applications for silencers, short barrel rifles, machine gun suppressors, or any other NFA items. eForms is expected to approve a Form 4's tax stamp within 90 days. To get you up to speed on ATF eForms, Silencer Shop created four, quick videos that answer many of your questions about the new ATF eForm 4, the Silencer Shop Kiosk, and other central questions about silencers.
Is the ATF Accepting eForms?
Yes, as of December 23, 2021, ATF relaunched the eForm portal to accept submissions of eForm 4. ATF Forms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 can be submitted via eForms. And this streamlined process will help you get your can in your hands, faster than ever. As of January 3, 2022, Silencer Shop has been actively facilitating the submission of ATF eForm 4s.
How to Create an ATF eForms Account
Have access to your email address.
Create your ATF eForms account log in here. Make sure your full name and email on this account are identical to the information on your silencershop.com account.
You will then receive your username via email from the ATF and choose a password and PIN through their site.
How to Update an existing ATF eForms Account
Request a new password from ATF eForms password reset
Once you log in with your new password, the system will ask you to update your user profile information and create a security PIN.
Make sure your full name and email on this account are identical to the information on your silencershop.com account.
Register For Your ATF eForms Account: Please be sure your first name, last name, and email address are identical for your ATF eForms account and your Silencer Shop account. Per the ATF, do not share your PIN or other account information.
Keep An Eye On Your Email For "eForm 4 Ready to Certify Now": When your eForm 4 is prepared, you’ll receive a "eForm 4 Ready to Certify Now" email. When you do, please contact your dealer to set a time to certify. Until then, you do not need to take any action.
Certify With Your Dealer. You may certify remotely with your dealer if you registered as a trust or corporation. Per the ATF, if you registered as an individual you must certify in person at your dealer’s place of business. At this stage and for either scenario, you’ll use your PIN, so please be sure it’s accessible. Your PIN is confidential and when you use the Powered By system, only you will have access to it.
How to Buy a Suppressor from Silencer Shop with eForms
Choose your suppressor, NFA tax stamp, and Trust here and checkout. While on silencershop.com, you’ll select a Powered By Silencer Shop Dealer.
You’ll be contacted by your local Powered by Silencer Shop dealer to mutually certify your eForm 4.
When your eForm 4 is prepared, you’ll receive an "eForm 4 Ready to Certify Now" email with detailed instructions for next steps. Until then, your form is in the queue and no further action is required on your part.
Can I submit my eForm remotely or do you have to submit your eForm in person?
Applicants who register through a Trust or Corporate entity can certify remotely. ATF’s new instructions for individual applicants are a little different. They require Individual applicants to certify in person with their dealer.
I have a pending paper Form 4 application, should I withdraw to submit via eForms?
If your application has already been mailed to the ATF, stay the course. ATF has stated that any withdrawals of pending paper applications will result in a one-year delay.
I prefer paper applications, does Silencer Shop process paper Form 4s?
Yes, paper applications are still available, contact us for more information.
Silencer Shop Accuracy Rate: Preventing You from ATF eForm Rejection
Silencer Shop leads the industry in ensuring fast and accurate submissions and will continue to do so with this new system. The Silencer Shop application accuracy rate is 99.5% (industry average is 60%) and with eForms, accurate submissions are very important. ATF has made clear there will be very little opportunity to fix errors after the eForm 4 is submitted. That means even minor problems with submissions could force you to wait 90 days for processing, just to find out you have an error and must revise your application and then wait another 90 days. Utilizing Silencer Shop’s technology will maximize the likelihood of approval the first time
Full Auto™ is a powerful and ground-breaking eForm-prep software tool. It ensures your eForm and supporting documents are accurately prepared and allows you to easily certify your form without risking “termination” of your eForms account by sharing your confidential PIN. Plus, it handles electronic fingerprints so you don’t have to waste time mailing cards and risking a loss in the mail. Coupled with Silencer Shop’s expert compliance team, the Full Auto™ software minimizes the possibility of errors, which can double your submission time under the new “one chance” eForms system. If a form is found to have missing or incorrect information, the application will be returned to the transferor for correction and returned for processing, which is just not possible in the eForm 4 application, and still maintain a 90-day turnaround. Per the ATF,if theeForm 4 is not 100% completed correctly or it is disapproved it will be returned to you for correction and you will have to resubmit, which will entail an additional 90 day wait time.