Last Updated : January 14, 2009
  AutoEfile Home  Sitemap  Contact us   Print this page  Bookmark this page
Call for Support : 732.606.4476 7326988881 - SUPPORT
8878

Form 8878

IRS e-File Signature Authorization for Form 4868 or Form 2350

ERO’s must provide Form 8878 to taxpayer’s who use Practitioner PIN to sign their tax return with a request of extension. The ERO must also retain the signed Form 8878 for a period of 3 years from the due date of the return OR the date the return was received by the IRS, whichever is later.

Part - I: Tax Return Information:

Declaration Control Number:
The DCN is a 14 digit number assigned by the ERO to each return, or request for refund.
If on general info. Sheet checkbox for E-filing is checked then the DCH flows from general info. Sheet to the form.

General Information:
If you are filing Form 8878, first on General Info. Sheet in panel ‘Electronic Signature’ check the checkbox Yes for use of Practitioner Pin method and also check the checkbox for federal extension and enter the PIN for taxpayer and spouse on General Info. Sheet.

Line 1:
This is a calculated entry. The package transfers amount of payment made from FORM 4868 line 7 (payment made) on this form. If on general information sheet checkbox for federal extension is checked then by adding form 4868 the checkbox gets checked.

Line 2:
This is a manual entry. If the taxpayer wish to make a extension return with filing form 2350 then he will need to enter the amount manually and check the appropiate checkbox.

Part – II: Declaration of Taxpayer

FOR TAXPAYER:

  • If the taxpayer uses Practitioner PIN method and Enter the PIN on General Info then the checkbox 1 for taxpayer Pin gets checked and details of ERO firm name and Pin entered on general Info are displayed. 
  • In case if after entering PIN on General Info. Sheet he checks the Checkbox For taxpayer entered Pin then on FORM 8878 checkbox 2 gets checked.

FOR SPOUSE:

  • If the taxpayer uses Practitioner PIN method and Enter the PIN on General Info then the checkbox 1 for taxpayer Pin gets checked and details of ERO firm name and Pin entered on general Info are displayed. 
  • In case if after entering PIN on General Info. Sheet he checks the Checkbox For taxpayer entered Pin then on FORM 8878 checkbox 2 gets checked.

Part – III: Certification and Authentication

ERO’S EFIN/PIN:
If on General Info. Sheet In electronic Signature panel if ERO ID is selected then details of EFIN is transferred by the package on this form.

Supported States

Supported States

Federal CA CO CT GA
IL MD MI NC NM NJ
NY OH PA SC VT
     

Authorized IRS E-file Provider

Checkout with PayPal - FAST, EASY and SECURE