IRS SIMPLIFIES E-SIGNATURESWASHINGTON, D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service said that it plans to simplify the signature process for electronically filed individual tax returns by allowing tax practitioners to avoid the need to send a paper signature document in support of their clients' e-filed returns.
Starting in 2008, practitioners will be able to e-file individual income tax returns if they are electronically signed with either a Self-Select Personal Identification Number or a Practitioner PIN. Practitioners will no longer need to submit a paper signature using Form 8453. Instead, a newly designed Form 8453 will be available to transmit supporting paper documents.
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