The IRS today announced it has expanded the list of forms and returns for which the use of digital signatures will be allowed temporarily.
Today’s IRS release—IR-2020-206 (September 10, 2020)—adds six more forms and returns that cannot be filed electronically but are allowed to be signed digitally in an effort to reduce in-person contact and lessen the risk to taxpayers and tax professionals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The newly added six returns are:
Previously, the IRS in August 2020 announced the following forms and returns (which cannot be e-filed and generally must be printed and mailed) can be submitted with digital signatures if filed on or before December 31, 2020:
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