Try Settings > Tax Return > Tax Return Options > down to 'Computer Date as PIN Signature Date. Change it to yes.
That may work, but it will also print that date on the F 8879 AND use that date for allowing the return to be efiled. I do NOT do that, as physically entering the client signature date from a signed F 8879 is the LAST step before efiling a return (after verifying all numbers. That procedure has saved my tush a few times 😀
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Thank you both for your responses. The signature date is automatic on the preparer file copy. However, it is not automatic on the client copy. I would like for it to be automatic on the client copy too so I don't have to manually fill it in. I could have sworn that in prior years the date was automatic. It was not necessary to use the F 8879 settings or manually go into Invoice, Letter, Filing Instructions for each tax return.