E-Filing - Form 8453 and Submission ID

The IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) Internet Filing webpage allows you to receive notification of Federal acceptance or rejection almost instantaneously. When a return is transmitted through the MeF system, notifications of acceptance contain a Federal Submission ID (20 digits) instead of a Declaration Control Number (DCN) (14 digits).

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.