Updated information on signing electronically submitted Form 8940


An applicant may satisfy the electronic signature requirement for an electronically submitted Form 8940 by including, in the PDF file it uploads as part of its application, a copy of the handwritten signature of the officer, director, trustee, or other authorized official whose name is typed into Part IV of the Form 8940 on Pay.gov.

To sign in this way, the signer should sign above their typewritten name on a copy of Part IV of the completed application or on a separate sheet of paper that includes the same information as in Part IV (name of signer, title or authority of signer, date, and penalties of perjury statement as set out in Part IV).