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E-Signatures Temporarily Approved for Certain Forms

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The IRS has announced that it is temporarily allowing the use of digital signatures on certain forms that normally require a handwritten signature. The following forms can be submitted with digital signatures if signed and postmarked beginning on or after August 28, 2020, through December 31, 2020: Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method; Form 8832, […]

Form 1040 Now Available in Spanish

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The IRS will be providing Form 1040 in Spanish for the first time as part of a larger effort to reach underserved communities. The IRS’s newly expanded multilingual initiative is a key part of helping the IRS reach its goal of helping everyone, no matter where they live, what their background is, or what language […]

Digital Signatures Allowed on More Forms

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The IRS had announced that it would temporarily allow the use of digital signatures on certain forms that cannot be filed electronically; the Service has now added several additional forms to that list. The IRS took these steps during the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce in-person contact and lessen the risk to taxpayers and tax professionals, allowing both groups to […]

IRS Suspends Mailing Notices to Taxpayers with Balances Due

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The IRS has temporarily suspended the mailing of three notices—CP501, CP503, and CP504—to taxpayers who have a balance due on their taxes. The IRS is taking this step to avoid confusion for taxpayers who previously received a balance due notice (CP14) and mailed a payment to the IRS, but whose payment may still be unopened […]

Higher Penalties on 2019 Returns Filed After September 14

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The IRS has warned taxpayers who have not yet filed their 2019 tax returns that higher penalties will be imposed if they file after September 14. Taxpayers who submitted an extension of time to file their returns have until October 15 to file and do not face the failure to file penalty if they file […]