Currently, PA-41 returns can be filed electronically. However, they cannot be filed electronically through the fed-state e-file system. The PA-41 e-file system is a state-only system that the department established to permit e-filing of returns originally by banks and other institutions with large numbers of fiduciary clients. There are three software vendors which offer PA-41 e-filing as many vendors did not want to expend the resources for developing a state only software product that they weren’t sure would be requested by enough preparers to be profitable for them. Of the three software vendors who offer PA-41 e-filing, only two of those vendors offer their products to the general public. The other markets its product strictly to banks and financial institutions that have multiple fiduciary customers/clients. The department is hopeful that more software vendors will offer a PA-41 e-filing product once the department becomes part of the fed-state fiduciary e-filing program beginning in 2015 with the filing of 2014 fiduciary tax returns.