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IRS Adds Six Forms for E-signatures

The Internal Revenue Service has added six forms for use e-signatures to a list of those for which electronic filing is not available. That brings the total for which it accepts digital signatures temporarily to 16.


IRS to Publish Spanish 1040

The Internal Revenue Service will publish Form 1040 in Spanish for the first time for the 2021 filing season. Taxpayers will also be able to choose to be contacted in languages other than English.


Block: Definition of Assisted Is Changing

H&R Block reported results for a very unusual period for the first quarter ended July 31. The quarter reflected large number of returns filed during the extension of tax season to July 15. Executives also spoke of the redefinition of assisted tax preparation in market in which a hybrid approach to tax preparation is spreading.


TurboTax Live Users Coming from Assisted

Intuit said the number of TurboTax Live customers increased 70 percent for the year ended July 31. Almost 70 percent of the new customers there came had used a professional preparer in 2019, the company said this month.


IRS OKs Temporary E-Signatures

The Internal Revenue Service has approved digital signatures for a number of forms that cannot be filed electronically. The agency this week approved their use on these forms if mailed by December 31.


 Intro to Drake Webinars Being Held

 Drake Software is conducting “Intro to Drake Tax” webinars all this week. The  sessions are being held twice weekly August 24 through August 28.


SafeSend Now Supports Lacerte

SafeSend has added support for tax returns prepared by the use of Lacerte tax preparation software. The move adds to software packages whose products are supported by SafeSend’s automated electronic assembly and delivery system.


AICPA Wants Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral

The American Institute of CPAs has requested guidance on the deferral of payroll taxes under executive actions signed this month by President Donald Trump. The requests were sent this month to the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service.


CCH Axcess Small-Firm Version Launched

 Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting has introduced CCH Axcess with QuickStart. The latest version of the suite is designed to reduce implementation side for smaller firms.


WK: Customers Cautious on New Purchases

Tax preparation customers are renewing their products from Wolters Kluwer. However, many existing customers are not buying new products, the company said during its recent webcast for earnings for the first half ended June 30.


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