4. Sign and date Form 8879. Taxpayers must sign Form 8879 by handwritten signature or electronic signature if supported by computer software. Important Notes for EROs Don t send Form 8879 to the IRS unless requested to do so. Retain the completed Form 8879 for 3 years from the return due date or IRS received date whichever is later. If Form 9325 is used to provide the SID it is NOT required to be physically attached to Form 8879. However it must be kept in accordance with published retention...
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Who needs IRS Form 8879?

Starting from the 2017 taxpayers can e-file their Form IRS 1040 NR U.S. Nonresident  alien income tax return. To do it you should use an IRS Form 8879.

What is IRS Form 8879 Used For?

Form 8879 is the declaration document and signature authorization for an e-filed return filed by an electronic return originator (Hereinafter ERO). IRS Form 8879 should be completed when the Practitioner personal identification number (Hereinafter PIN) method is used or when the taxpayer authorizes the ERO to  insert or create the taxpayer’s PIN on their e-filed individual income tax return.

Is IRS Form 8879 Accompanied by Other Forms?

The IRS Form 8879 is not accompanied by other forms. It’s a self-contained paper. However you need this form to e-file your IRS Form  1040NR.

What Information should be Provided in IRS Form 8879?

While filling out IRS Form 8879 you should mention the following information:

  • Submission identification number

  • Taxpeyer’s name

  • Social security number

  • Spouse’s name

  • Spouse’s social security number

  • Tax return information

  • Taxpayer’s PIN

  • Spouse’s PIN

  • ERO’s PIN or EFIN

  • ERO’s signature

  • Date

Where do I Send IRS Form 8879?

This document should not be sent until it’s requested. After filling out this form you should keep it at least 3 years to confirm your e-file Signature.  Also every ERO needs in own confirmation document. For this reason IRS Form 8879 is used as well.  Whether you are asked to file this document you should keep a copy of it.

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Okay so here we are a client just faxed to us on our digital fax their 88-79 what we want to do is take this 88-79 put it into our document management system and then file the return electronically so if this was Microsoft Outlook the file would be included up here we could just grab it from here we would throw it into dms under tax returns and we would be done with that part this is GoDaddy's email so you have to go the email you have to download it and once you download it you get a PDF file to your desktop is where I save this one and it just has fax it has a number so I want to go ahead and I will rename it the this particular client is just called 1040 client so we will change it to 2012 which is the year their name is 1040 client and it is form 88-79 now we have the file all we have to do is grab it and throw it into tax returns as you see obviously there will be a lot more data here on the sample there's nothing in it just 88-79 we began was a year the client name and then it's to form 88-79 again if we were using Microsoft Outlook we could just grab it and throw it in at this point we would be in here we would just right click on it we would rename it and we would be done with that part so let's go ahead and just delete this because we don't need any more we've now saved it into our document management system and we're done with that Bart next we want to go into into it pro series so here's our Pro Series account we have our 88-79 we now have permission to file our tax return electronically we're going to go and open the tax return it's probably worthwhile to go ahead and clicking the review button one last time we start let's just zip through this real quick or finished and we're going to go to client status I'm going to change the client status to if file electronically return filed as I'm sure you're aware it automatically pops up the date all we did was click the little button here then we go to e-file whoops we go to e-file now we click the e-file now they always want you to save it first we save it we don't have this is for the actual tax return we don't have we didn't have an extension for this particular blank 1040 client we click on it we hit okay and hopefully you're familiar with what it does it just shoots you over to the electronic filing screen so it's just sitting there you got to go in you find the client again you click on the client and then you hit the e-file button again from the e-file section and you are done after that all it takes is to monitor it make sure it goes through which can anywhere be from an hour to maybe a few hours and that process is done