IRS News Release  
November 14, 2000

New Form 8872 Available for On-Line Filing;
First Web-Based Filing from IRS

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday the creation of an electronic version of Form 8872 that can be filed on-line by section 527 political organizations. This new version of Form 8872, “Political Organization Report of Contributions and Expenditures,” will be available Wednesday at

The electronic filing availability of Form 8872 represents the first totally Internet-based filing option being offered by the IRS. Political organizations will be able to enter information on-line for the Form 8872. They will be able to save the information, review it and confirm it prior to submitting the information on-line. “This new electronic option represents a milestone for the IRS,” said Steven T. Miller, IRS Director, Exempt Organizations. “This is designed to make it easier for political organizations to file reports, it will make it easier for the IRS to process the report, and it will enhance the disclosure to the public.”

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