e-Signature approval by the IRS has been extended

January 19, 20220

Type: Legislation

The IRS has extended the deadline for its temporary policy of accepting electronic signatures (e-signatures) on forms that taxpayers cannot otherwise file electronically. The IRS regulation has been updated to accept e-signatures until 31 October 2023, rather than 31 December 2021.

E-signatures in any of the following formats will be accepted: 

  • a typed name on a signature block; 
  • a scanned or digitized image of a handwritten signature, when attached to an electronic record; 
  • a handwritten signature input onto an electronic signature pad; 
  • a handwritten signature, mark or command input on a display screen with a stylus device; or 
  • a signature created by a third-party software. 

Effective date: 31 December 2021


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