San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: IRS Extends Acceptance of Signature Images, Digital Signatures

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on February 1, 2021

The IRS has announced that it is extending its temporary acceptance of certain images of signatures (scanned or photographed) and digital signatures on documents related to the determination or collection of tax liability until June 30, 2021. Further, a temporary deviation has been implemented that allows IRS employees to accept documents via email and to transmit documents to taxpayers using some secured messaging system. This announcement is a part of the IRS’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic situation and its efforts to protect employees while still delivering mission-critical functions.

For more information, see the memorandum from the Deputy Commissioner of Services and Enforcement, at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/approval-to-accept-images-of-signatures-and-digital-signatures.pdf.

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