As the Internal Revenue Service moves towards its goal of 80 percent e-filing for individuals, it is placing more emphasis on the e-filing of corporate returns.In 2005, over 200,000 corporations voluntarily e-filed, and beginning in 2006, many corporations will be required to file electronically. Recently issued regulations require corporations with assets of $50 million or more that file over 250 returns each year to file Forms 1120 and 1120S electronically, starting with tax periods ending on or after Dec. 31, 2005.

In 2006, the mandate threshold drops to corporations with assets of $10 million or more. For purposes of the 250-form threshold, income tax, excise and employment tax forms are included.

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