IRS Form 8879-EO "IRS E-File Signature Authorization for an Exempt Organization"

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8879-EO
IRS e-file Signature Authorization
OMB No. 1545-1878
Form
for an Exempt Organization
For calendar year 2019, or fiscal year beginning
, 2019, and ending
, 20
2019
Do not send to the IRS. Keep for your records.
Department of the Treasury
Go to www.irs.gov/Form8879EO for the latest information.
Internal Revenue Service
Employer identification number
Name of exempt organization
Name and title of officer
Part I
Type of Return and Return Information (Whole Dollars Only)
Check the box for the return for which you are using this Form 8879-EO and enter the applicable amount, if any, from the return. If you
check the box on line 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a, or 5a, below, and the amount on that line for the return being filed with this form was blank, then
leave line 1b, 2b, 3b, 4b, or 5b, whichever is applicable, blank (do not enter -0-). But, if you entered -0- on the return, then enter -0- on
the applicable line below. Do not complete more than one line in Part I.
1a Form 990 check here
b Total revenue, if any (Form 990, Part VIII, column (A), line 12)
1b
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.
.
2a Form 990-EZ check here
b Total revenue, if any (Form 990-EZ, line 9) .
2b
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3a Form 1120-POL check here
b Total tax (Form 1120-POL, line 22) .
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3b
4a Form 990-PF check here
b Tax based on investment income (Form 990-PF, Part VI, line 5)
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.
4b
5a Form 8868 check here
b Balance Due (Form 8868, line 3c) .
5b
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Part II
Declaration and Signature Authorization of Officer
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I am an officer of the above organization and that I have examined a copy of the
organization’s 2019 electronic return and accompanying schedules and statements and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they
are true, correct, and complete. I further declare that the amount in Part I above is the amount shown on the copy of the
organization’s electronic return. I consent to allow my intermediate service provider, transmitter, or electronic return originator (ERO)
to send the organization’s return to the IRS and to receive from the IRS (a) an acknowledgement of receipt or reason for rejection of
the transmission, (b) the reason for any delay in processing the return or refund, and (c) the date of any refund. If applicable, I
authorize the U.S. Treasury and its designated Financial Agent to initiate an electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) entry to the
financial institution account indicated in the tax preparation software for payment of the organization’s federal taxes owed on this
return, and the financial institution to debit the entry to this account. To revoke a payment, I must contact the U.S. Treasury Financial
Agent at 1-888-353-4537 no later than 2 business days prior to the payment (settlement) date. I also authorize the financial institutions
involved in the processing of the electronic payment of taxes to receive confidential information necessary to answer inquiries and
resolve issues related to the payment. I have selected a personal identification number (PIN) as my signature for the organization’s
electronic return and, if applicable, the organization’s consent to electronic funds withdrawal.
Officer’s PIN: check one box only
I authorize
to enter my PIN
as my signature
ERO firm name
Enter five numbers, but
do not enter all zeros
on the organization’s tax year 2019 electronically filed return. If I have indicated within this return that a copy of the return is
being filed with a state agency(ies) regulating charities as part of the IRS Fed/State program, I also authorize the aforementioned
ERO to enter my PIN on the return’s disclosure consent screen.
As an officer of the organization, I will enter my PIN as my signature on the organization’s tax year 2019 electronically filed return.
If I have indicated within this return that a copy of the return is being filed with a state agency(ies) regulating charities as part of
the IRS Fed/State program, I will enter my PIN on the return’s disclosure consent screen.
Officer’s signature
Date
Part III
Certification and Authentication
ERO’s EFIN/PIN. Enter your six-digit electronic filing identification
number (EFIN) followed by your five-digit self-selected PIN.
Do not enter all zeros
I certify that the above numeric entry is my PIN, which is my signature on the 2019 electronically filed return for the organization
indicated above. I confirm that I am submitting this return in accordance with the requirements of Pub. 4163, Modernized e-File (MeF)
Information for Authorized IRS e-file Providers for Business Returns.
ERO’s signature
Date
ERO Must Retain This Form — See Instructions
Do Not Submit This Form to the IRS Unless Requested To Do So
8879-EO
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see back of form.
Form
(2019)
Cat. No. 37189W
8879-EO
IRS e-file Signature Authorization
OMB No. 1545-1878
Form
for an Exempt Organization
For calendar year 2019, or fiscal year beginning
, 2019, and ending
, 20
2019
Do not send to the IRS. Keep for your records.
Department of the Treasury
Go to www.irs.gov/Form8879EO for the latest information.
Internal Revenue Service
Employer identification number
Name of exempt organization
Name and title of officer
Part I
Type of Return and Return Information (Whole Dollars Only)
Check the box for the return for which you are using this Form 8879-EO and enter the applicable amount, if any, from the return. If you
check the box on line 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a, or 5a, below, and the amount on that line for the return being filed with this form was blank, then
leave line 1b, 2b, 3b, 4b, or 5b, whichever is applicable, blank (do not enter -0-). But, if you entered -0- on the return, then enter -0- on
the applicable line below. Do not complete more than one line in Part I.
1a Form 990 check here
b Total revenue, if any (Form 990, Part VIII, column (A), line 12)
1b
.
.
.
2a Form 990-EZ check here
b Total revenue, if any (Form 990-EZ, line 9) .
2b
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
3a Form 1120-POL check here
b Total tax (Form 1120-POL, line 22) .
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
3b
4a Form 990-PF check here
b Tax based on investment income (Form 990-PF, Part VI, line 5)
.
.
4b
5a Form 8868 check here
b Balance Due (Form 8868, line 3c) .
5b
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Part II
Declaration and Signature Authorization of Officer
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I am an officer of the above organization and that I have examined a copy of the
organization’s 2019 electronic return and accompanying schedules and statements and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they
are true, correct, and complete. I further declare that the amount in Part I above is the amount shown on the copy of the
organization’s electronic return. I consent to allow my intermediate service provider, transmitter, or electronic return originator (ERO)
to send the organization’s return to the IRS and to receive from the IRS (a) an acknowledgement of receipt or reason for rejection of
the transmission, (b) the reason for any delay in processing the return or refund, and (c) the date of any refund. If applicable, I
authorize the U.S. Treasury and its designated Financial Agent to initiate an electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) entry to the
financial institution account indicated in the tax preparation software for payment of the organization’s federal taxes owed on this
return, and the financial institution to debit the entry to this account. To revoke a payment, I must contact the U.S. Treasury Financial
Agent at 1-888-353-4537 no later than 2 business days prior to the payment (settlement) date. I also authorize the financial institutions
involved in the processing of the electronic payment of taxes to receive confidential information necessary to answer inquiries and
resolve issues related to the payment. I have selected a personal identification number (PIN) as my signature for the organization’s
electronic return and, if applicable, the organization’s consent to electronic funds withdrawal.
Officer’s PIN: check one box only
I authorize
to enter my PIN
as my signature
ERO firm name
Enter five numbers, but
do not enter all zeros
on the organization’s tax year 2019 electronically filed return. If I have indicated within this return that a copy of the return is
being filed with a state agency(ies) regulating charities as part of the IRS Fed/State program, I also authorize the aforementioned
ERO to enter my PIN on the return’s disclosure consent screen.
As an officer of the organization, I will enter my PIN as my signature on the organization’s tax year 2019 electronically filed return.
If I have indicated within this return that a copy of the return is being filed with a state agency(ies) regulating charities as part of
the IRS Fed/State program, I will enter my PIN on the return’s disclosure consent screen.
Officer’s signature
Date
Part III
Certification and Authentication
ERO’s EFIN/PIN. Enter your six-digit electronic filing identification
number (EFIN) followed by your five-digit self-selected PIN.
Do not enter all zeros
I certify that the above numeric entry is my PIN, which is my signature on the 2019 electronically filed return for the organization
indicated above. I confirm that I am submitting this return in accordance with the requirements of Pub. 4163, Modernized e-File (MeF)
Information for Authorized IRS e-file Providers for Business Returns.
ERO’s signature
Date
ERO Must Retain This Form — See Instructions
Do Not Submit This Form to the IRS Unless Requested To Do So
8879-EO
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see back of form.
Form
(2019)
Cat. No. 37189W
2
Form 8879-EO (2019)
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Future Developments
Paperwork Reduction Act Notice.
Form 8879-EO must be
!
completed and signed before
We ask for the information on this form
For the latest information about
to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of
submission of the electronic
developments related to Form 8879-EO
CAUTION
the United States. You are required to
return.
and its instructions, such as legislation
give us the information. We need it to
Officer’s Responsibilities
enacted after they were published, go to
ensure that you are complying with these
www.irs.gov/Form8879EO.
laws and to allow us to figure and collect
The officer of an organization has the
the right amount of tax.
Purpose of Form
following responsibilities.
You are not required to provide the
• Verify the accuracy of the
An organization officer and an electronic
information requested on a form that is
organization’s prepared return.
return originator (ERO) use Form
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act
8879-EO when the organization officer
• Verify the type of return being filed in
unless the form displays a valid OMB
wants to use a personal identification
Part I.
control number. Books or records
number (PIN) to electronically sign an
relating to a form or its instructions must
• Check the appropriate box in Part II to
organization’s electronic return and, if
be retained as long as their contents
either authorize the ERO to enter the
applicable, authorize an electronic funds
may become material in the
officer’s PIN or to choose to enter it in
withdrawal. In the case of Form 990-PF,
administration of any Internal Revenue
person.
Form 1120-POL, and Form 8868 with
law. The rules governing the
• Indicate or verify his or her
payment, Form 8879-EO is used to
confidentiality of the Form 990, Form
self-selected PIN when authorizing the
authorize an electronic funds withdrawal.
990-EZ, and Form 990-PF, are covered
ERO to enter it (the PIN must be five
An organization officer who does not use
in Code section 6104. All other tax
numbers other than all zeros).
Form 8879-EO must use Form 8453-EO,
returns (Form 1120-POL) and return
Exempt Organization Declaration and
information are generally confidential, as
• Sign and date Form 8879-EO.
Signature for Electronic Filing. For more
required by Internal Revenue Code
• Return the completed Form 8879-EO
information, see the instructions for
section 6103.
to the ERO. The acceptable delivery
Form 8453-EO.
The time needed to complete and file
methods include hand delivery, U.S.
The ERO must retain Form 8879-EO.
this form will vary depending on
mail, private delivery service, email,
Do not send this form to the IRS.
individual circumstances. The estimated
Internet website, and fax.
average time is:
ERO Responsibilities
Important Notes for EROs
Recordkeeping .
.
.
. 3 hr., 49 min.
The ERO will:
• Do not send Form 8879-EO to the IRS
Learning about the law
unless requested to do so. Retain the
• Enter the name and employer
or the form
.
.
.
.
.
.
. 18 min.
completed Form 8879-EO for 3 years
identification number of the organization
Preparing the form
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.
.
. 22 min.
from the return due date or the date the
at the top of the form;
IRS received the return, whichever is
If you have comments concerning the
• Complete Part I by checking the box
later. Form 8879-EO can be retained
accuracy of these time estimates or
for the type of return being filed and
electronically in accordance with the
suggestions for making this form
using the amount, if any, from the
recordkeeping guidelines in Rev. Proc.
simpler, we would be happy to hear from
organization’s 2019 return;
97-22, which is on page 9 of Internal
you. You can send us comments from
• Enter on the authorization line in Part II
Revenue Bulletin 1997-13 at
www.irs.gov/FormComments. Or you
the ERO firm name (not the name of the
www.irs.gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb97-13.pdf.
can also send your comments to the
individual preparing the return) if the
Internal Revenue Service, Tax Forms and
• Enter the organization officer’s PIN on
ERO is authorized to enter the officer’s
Publications Division, 1111 Constitution
the input screen only if the organization
PIN;
Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC
officer has authorized you to do so.
20224.
• Give the officer Form 8879-EO for
• Provide the officer with a copy of the
completion and review. The acceptable
Do not send the form to this address.
signed Form 8879-EO upon request.
delivery methods include hand delivery,
Instead, keep it for your records.
• Provide the officer with a corrected
U.S. mail, private delivery service, email,
Internet website, and fax; and
copy of the Form 8879-EO if changes
are made to the return (for example,
• Complete Part III by entering the ERO’s
based on the officer’s review).
EFIN/PIN and include a signature and
• See Pub. 4163, Modernized e-File
date.
(MeF) Information for Authorized IRS
e-file Providers for Business Returns.

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