The Internal Revenue Service announced regulatory revisions that the agency hopes will remove impediments to e-filing for corporations and shareholders."This is a win-win situation for businesses, shareholders and the IRS," said Commissioner Mark W. Everson. "Businesses and shareholders will be relieved of excessive reporting obligations that really no longer made sense, while the IRS will still receive the information it needs for compliance. As a bonus, a number of roadblocks to IRS e-file also will be removed."

The changes apply to more than 20 regulations involving corporate and shareholder reporting requirements. Many revisions apply to rules governing corporate transactions, such as transfers to a corporation, mergers, spin-offs or liquidations. Most large corporations and tax-exempt organizations are now required to file their tax returns electronically.

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