IRS employees continue to accept, transmit documents by email (COVID-19)

IRS employees continue to accept, transmit documents

IRS Services and Enforcement employees are authorized until December 31, 2020, to continue to accept documents by email and digital signatures on certain documents, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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A June 2020 memorandum [PDF 55 KB] from the IRS Deputy Commissioner (Services and Enforcement) extends prior relief by providing an extended expiration date—through the end of 2020—and additional information on encryption technologies.

The memorandum includes instructions concerning approvals to accept images of signatures and digital signatures and to receive documents and to transmit encrypted documents by email.

The June 2020 memorandum supersedes guidance provided by a March 2020 memorandum. Read TaxNewsFlash

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