E-Standards E-List

The E-Standards group listserv is now an FTA E-List! It is open to anyone, but will be moderated for appropriate use. 

To subscribe, log in to the www.taxadmin.org website, go to the My Account page, and select E-Lists on the My Features menu.  From there you can manage all of your E-List preferences.

NOTE:  The E-Standards E-List is open to the public, including members of industry.  If you do not have an FTA account and wish to register for the E-Standards E-List, send your request to [email protected].  Requests are reviewed within one business day.

We hope that folks will employ the list as a resource to answer your own questions about the status of tax agency electronic commerce, and contribute to the knowledge of others by participating freely in responding to questions from others.

Since the scope and nature of electronic commerce is changing rapidly, FTA invites you to consider the scope of the topics to be covered as broad. If you have questions about or information to contribute on:

    • XML
    • Web application development
    • E--filing
    • 2-D barcoding or other automated data capture technologies
    • EDI
    • Telefile
    • Electronic payments
    • Integrated tax systems
    • Wireless standards
    • Security measures

or other processes related to the exchange or capture of data, please consider providing them.

Among the possible uses of this listserv:

  • Gather information on other state agency practices
  • Inquire of participating companies about their business environment and EC practices, and readiness to do EC
  • Ask technical questions about EC implementations of others in similar situations
  • General information queries on EC standards, and where to learn more about them
  • many other topics that I'm sure we'll think of!

This listserv does not currenty handle E-mail attachments, so if you desire to provide those to someone, please address them directly to an individual. And please be judicious when making general postings, in terms of sending out lengthy messages and the like.

FTA (and the entire tax administration community - government and business) appreciates your participation. Please use this resource as all will benefit!

Jonathan Lyon, FTA

Previous E-List Conversations

To access previous E-List conversations from November 23, 2015 forward, simply go to My Account, and select E-Lists from the My Features menu.  You will be able to access all E-List conversations and topics there.

For E-List conversations prior to November 23, 2015 (from the previous Listserv system), visit the Listserv archive (Coming soon).

Frequently Asked Questions 

E-Standards Mail List, <[email protected]>

How to send a message to everyone
Address/send an e-mail to [email protected].

How to unsubscribe from the E-List
On your My Account page, select E-Lists on the My Features menu.  From there you can manage all of your E-List preferences. 

How others can join
Any state revenue/tax agency employee of an FTA Member with a www.taxadmin.org account may join this E-List.  If you don't have an account at www.taxadmin.org, contact us.

When your E-List e-mail is rejected
Our E-lists can't handle attachments larger than 2MB. If you need to send an attachment larger than 2MB, you will have to individually address your e-mail.

How to improve your message
It will be very helpful to everyone if you (1) make your subject line as descriptive as possible; and (2) remember to include your name and agency at the end of the message. Otherwise, in some e-mail systems, it can be nearly impossible to figure out who sent the message. (Phone numbers are also helpful).

Another way we can help
If you need to send a personal e-mail to an individual on the E-List whose address you don't have, send a message to Ryan Minnick at [email protected] for assistance.