How does an ERO send the Form 8879-EMP to the taxpayer for their signature?
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Applicable To
94X 1099 W-2 ACA W-4

In the filing flow of 94x forms, in the Signature page, the ERO has multiple options to request the taxpayer to authorize Form 8879-EMP:

  1. 'By E-sign', where they can request the taxpayer to e-sign the Form 8879-EMP. An email with a link to e-sign the form is sent to the taxpayer for their signature.
  2. 'By Other Means', where the ERO has to option to download and print a pre-filled Form 8879-EMP and have them signed by the taxpayer. Alternatively, they can email a pre-filled Form 8879-EMP to the taxpayer. Once the have it signed, a scanned copy of the same is to be uploaded to complete the authorization process.

The IRS does not need the signed copy of Form 8879-EMP through TaxBandits to maintain a copy for your records.

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