Sunday, May 23, 2010

Backup EFS system for unscheduled outages

The PTO's Electronic Business Center has announced a backup system which allows e-filing during an unscheduled outage of the primary portal to EFS-Web. This backup system works like EFS for Unregistered Filers – no certificate at login, no dropdown list of customer numbers, and no saved submissions. As far as I'm concerned, those are just minor inconveniences. The only real gotcha I see is that online payment must be completed at time of submission

Details are available from the PTO here. On that page is a link to the contingency server, which you'll want to bookmark.

I first heard about this on Carl Oppedahl's excellent EFS listserv. You can get info here about signing up for the EFS mailing list and/or the companion PAIR list.

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