Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA)
All federal public websites* must comply with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA, Pub. L. 105–277). The Act requires that, when practicable, federal organizations use electronic forms, electronic filing, and electronic signatures to conduct official business with the public, by 2003. Organizations should review the Act to ensure that their public websites meet the full range of requirements.
- NOAA's National Marine Fisheries has an electronic Forms Portal.
- The Internal Revenue Service offers "e–file" for its tax forms.
*These requirements apply to executive departments and agencies and their public websites. Check the specific law to see if it also applies to the judicial or legislative agencies or to intranets.