Prompt submission of your signed E-file Authorization form could prevent potential delays and problems. For example, for security reasons, returns may have to be re-processed if the E-file Authorization is not returned to us within ten days. Further, the nationwide volume of e-filed returns goes up tremendously around the due dates. As a result, in more than one instance in 2020, both IRS and a tax software provider had technological problems that precluded returns from being timely filed.
What you can do to help:
- Please review your tax return as soon as you receive it to make sure everything is complete and accurate. As soon as you have done this, but not before, please sign and return the E-file Authorization form to us, so we can release your return to the IRS.
- If your return has been released to the IRS, any correction would require filing an amended return.
- Return the E-file Authorization as soon as possible. Do not wait to return the signed E-file Authorization until just before the due date, when you are ready to send the tax payment to the IRS.
- We can e-file your tax return even when you plan to send your payment later, by the due date. Sending a payment to the IRS doesn’t have to be done at the same time as e-filing your return.