Thomson Reuters announced that UltraTax CS will include an eSignature offering for the upcoming tax season, to be launched with the November release of the software.

This latest version will enable accounting firm clients to sign tax forms and other documents electronically from computer or mobile devices, securely and conveniently.

The optional functionality allows for signatures on standard documents while meeting Internal Revenue Service requirements for Knowledge-Based Authentication for form 8879.

Engagement Letters and Consent Forms will include the option to securely email an eSignature for a nominal fee while form 8879, which requires additional IRS-mandated security processes, will also have the option.

“Our new eSignature offering will allow tax and accounting firms and their clients to save valuable time and effort when gathering required signatures by delivering documents and enabling clients to sign them electronically,” stated Christina Wiseman, product manager, web services and mobile, with the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. “Our eSignature solution provides a secure way for firms to streamline the tax return process while eliminating unnecessary paperwork and hassle and elevating client service.”

More information about UltraTax CS and the new functionality is available here

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