There’s now a new safe and secure way for CWA clients to electronically sign Form 8879, E-File Authorization form, for Individual Income Tax Returns* starting this year. We have partnered with AssureSign to provide an easy-to-use e-signature feature that can be accessed at any time on all iOS, Windows and Android devices.
Here’s how it works:
–Once the CWA tax department has prepared your individual return, you will receive an email from our e-file administration partner, AssureSign, informing you that your 2015 individual income tax return is complete and ready for electronic filing.
–The Assuresign email will include a link to the AssureSign website where a few security questions will confirm your identity.
–Upon verification, you will have the opportunity to review your entire tax return and electronically sign Form 8879.
–A copy of your electronically signed form will be sent to CWA automatically and we will e-file your return.
–You will also receive a confirmation of completion email from AssureSign that includes a link that will allow you to access a signed copy of your return to keep for your records.
To learn more about AssureSign, visit www.assuresign.com.
*The current IRS requirements for electronic signatures stipulates that you must be identified by the electronic document administrator in the form of answering questions based on public records and/or your credit report. For joint filed tax returns each spouse must verify their identity and sign form 8879 separately. In order to do this we must have a different email address for each spouse. Not all customers will be able to take advantage of this opportunity in 2015. Examples of individuals who may not be able to electronically sign their Form 8879 are minor children, individuals who do not have an established public record or credit report as well as individuals who have changed their name in the past 6 months with the Social Security Administration.