IRS Services and Enforcement employees will temporarily accept documents by email and digital signatures on certain documents, according to a March 27 memorandum from the IRS Deputy Commissioner (Services and Enforcement). These measures are in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A memorandum [PDF 126 KB] from the IRS Deputy Commissioner explains that IRS Services and Enforcement employees are being authorized to:
By its terms, the memorandum does not apply to standard filing procedures, e.g., the filing of tax returns.
IRS Services and Enforcement employees are also allowed to transmit documents to taxpayers using SecureZip or other established secured messaging systems.
These temporary procedures are effective until July 15, 2020.
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