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Does the 8879-PE form need to be signed by the client? In the File Return tab, eSignature, Client Authorization eSignature, nothing comes up to sign.

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If you are speaking of a trust, 8879-F needs to be signed. 

 


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If you are speaking of a trust, 8879-F needs to be signed. 

 


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Oops, I forgot to mention that is the electronic signature form for a partnership business return.  Not an individual return.

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Are you sure you checked the box to e-file in Screen 1? The form should be there.

 


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Yes I double checked that screen again just now and it is clicked.  I see that Intuit accepted it without the signature, so should be ok.  Thank you!

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But you're not home free.  Just because it went through doesn't mean you've followed the regulations and guidelines for e-filing if you don't have an acceptable signature in wet ink before e-filing.

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Oh!  Ok.  I will get their signature then.  Do I just keep the form in their file or do I attach it somehow?

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You're late already and need to do so now.  The form just needs to be kept on your file in case of audits.

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E-signature cannot be used on non-1040 returns.  The IRS has not published any new guidelines that would permit the use of e-signature on other types of returns.

Intuit did, however, introduce a new feature this year that would allow e-signature for entity returns, which people can use at their own peril risk.

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