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Any issue with a blind taxpayer wanting to sign his return?

taxes---taxes
Level 3

Blind taxpayer is willing to e-sign his return with the help of his daughter. I don't really see an issue with that but has anyone had the experience? Any opposing feedback? Thanks!

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sjrcpa
Level 15

In high school and college I was a reader to blind people.

They signed their names on documents. I read it to them and helped place their hand where they were to sign. 

I do not see a problem with this.


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sjrcpa
Level 15

In high school and college I was a reader to blind people.

They signed their names on documents. I read it to them and helped place their hand where they were to sign. 

I do not see a problem with this.


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abctax55
Level 15

@sjrcpa  -  too funny.... I read to the elderly when I was a kid (not legally blind, but still couldn't see well enough to read themselves).

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rbynaker
Level 11

I had a blind client until he moved out of state.  I would just go line by line through his return (pretty easy, 1040+Sch A) and then read the jurat on the 8879.  I would put the ball point of the pen on the signature line and he was pretty good about signing straight across (a couple years were a little crooked but these things just go in my file anyway).  Don't know what the right answer is, but it got the job done.

abctax55
Level 15

And in honor of Chuck...  CAGMC !!

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IRonMaN
Level 15

As long as he didn't say he would drive down and sign it, go for it.

Armpit sniffer. Yup, checked out the help wanted ads and found the job. With my nose, how can I go wrong?
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Level 3
Ha!