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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.

The IRS recently added the following forms to its list for e-signatures.

*Form 706, U.S. Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return;
*Form 706-NA, U.S. Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return;
*Form 709, U.S. Gift (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return;
*Form 1120-ND, Return for Nuclear Decommissioning Funds and Certain Related Persons;
*Form 3520, Annual Return To Report Transactions With Foreign Trusts and Receipt of Certain Foreign Gifts; and
*Form 3520-A, Annual Information Return of Foreign Trust With a U.S. Owner.

The forms, which are generally printed and mailed, are available at IRS.gov and through tax professional’s software products.


The following were announced on August 28, andcan be submitted with digital signatures if mailed by or on December 31.
*Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method;
*Form 8832, Entity Classification Election;
*Form 8802, Application for U.S. Residency Certification;
*Form 1066, U.S. Income Tax Return for Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit;
*Form 1120-RIC, U.S. Income Tax Return For Regulated Investment Companies;
*Form 1120-C, U.S. Income Tax Return for Cooperative Associations;
*Form 1120-REIT, U.S. Income Tax Return for Real Estate Investment Trusts;
*Form 1120-L, U.S. Life Insurance Company Income Tax Return;
*Form 1120-PC, U.S. Property and Casualty Insurance Company Income Tax Return; and
*Form 8453 series, Form 8878 series, and Form 8879 series regarding IRS e-file Signature Authorization Forms.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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