August 28, 2020
BREAKING TAX NEWS | IRS will temporarily accept e-signatures for certain forms that cannot be filed electronically
The IRS announced today that it will temporarily accept electronic or digital signatures for certain forms that currently require a handwritten signature, provided they are mailed by or on December 31, 2020. This exception only applies to the forms specified below, which cannot be filed electronically.
The IRS said it is taking this action "to protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals" during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS said no specific technology is required to create the electronic or digital signatures.
The list of forms on which e-signatures may be used includes the following:
A Tax Alert is forthcoming.