Partnership taxpayers can now use the modernized e-File platform when filing Form 1065, "U.S. Return of Partnership Income," and Form 1065-B, "U.S. Return of Income for Electing Large Partnerships."The modernized platform makes use of Extensible Markup Language, and allows users the additional benefits of transactional processing instead of batch processing, allowance for binary file attachments, elimination of the duplicate filing of international returns, and a federal/state partnership program.

The IRS anticipates that more than 400,000 partnerships will e-file in 2007.

For the 2006 tax year, partnerships will have the option of using either system.

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