Corporate officers or other authorized corporate agents can now sign employment tax forms by facsimile, including alternative signature methods such as computer software programs or mechanical devices.

The new Internal Revenue Service rules, outlined in Revenue Procedure 2005-39, will reduce the burden on business taxpayers by simplifying employment tax filing and lowering the number of returns rejected by the IRS because of signature issues.

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