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Certificate of Mailing is not good enough. The IRS specifically lists which delivery carriers and which of their services meet the requirements for timely filing. Tax Court decisions and regulations have established that registered and certified mail switch the burden of proof from filer to the IRS. All of these sources are silent with regard to Certificate of Mailing.

This is a "new" service of the USPS. Someday it may be granted "favored" status by the IRS, but it hasn't yet.

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