E-signatures temporarily allowed on some tax forms

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Updated September 10, 2020: Added Forms 706, 706-NA, 709, 1120-ND, 3115, 3520, and 3520-A.

COVID Tax Tip 2020-116, September 9, 2020

Taxpayers are encouraged to e-file forms this year, whenever possible, because of COVID-19. To protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals, the IRS is temporarily allowing the use of digital signatures on some tax forms that can't be filed electronically.

This will help reduce in-person contact and lessen the risk to taxpayers and tax professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also allow people to work remotely and file forms on time.

Here is a list of additional forms that can be submitted with digital signatures, if they're mailed by Thursday, December 31, 2020.

There's no specific digital signature product tax professionals are required to use to e-file these forms.

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