IRS Form 8453 "U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS E-File Return"

What Is IRS Form 8453?

This is a tax form that was released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - a subdivision of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the IRS.

Form Details:

  • A 2-page form available for download in PDF;
  • Actual and valid for filing 2020 taxes;
  • Additional instructions and information can be found on page 2 of the document;
  • A Spanish version of IRS Form 8453 is available for spanish-speaking filers;
  • Editable, printable, and free;

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8453
U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file Return
OMB No. 1545-0074
Form
For the year January 1–December 31, 2019
2019
See instructions on back.
Department of the Treasury
Go to www.irs.gov/Form8453 for the latest information.
Internal Revenue Service
Your social security number
Your first name and initial
Last name
P
R
If a joint return, spouse’s first name and initial
Last name
Spouse’s social security number
I
N
T
Please
Home address (number and street). If you have a P.O. box, see instructions.
Apt. no.
Important!
print or
C
You must enter
L
type.
E
your SSN(s) above.
City, town or post office, state, and ZIP code (If a foreign address, also complete spaces below.)
A
R
L
Foreign country name
Foreign province/state/county
Foreign postal code
Y
FILE THIS FORM ONLY IF YOU ARE ATTACHING ONE OR MORE
OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS OR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS.
Check the applicable box(es) to identify the attachments.
Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes (or equivalent contemporaneous written
acknowledgement)
Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (or POA that states the agent is granted authority to sign the
return)
Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method
Form 3468 - attach a copy of the first page of NPS Form 10-168, Historic Preservation Certification Application (Part 2—
Description of Rehabilitation), with an indication that it was received by the Department of the Interior or the State Historic
Preservation Officer, together with proof that the building is a certified historic structure (or that such status has been
requested)
Form 4136 - attach the Certificate for Biodiesel and, if applicable, Statement of Biodiesel Reseller or a certificate from the
provider identifying the product as renewable diesel and, if applicable, a statement from the reseller
Form 5713, International Boycott Report
Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions, Section A (if any statement or qualified appraisal is required), or Section B,
Donated Property, and any related attachments (including any qualified appraisal or partnership Form 8283)
Form 8332, Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent (or certain pages from a
divorce decree or separation agreement that went into effect after 1984 and before 2009) (see instructions)
Form 8858, Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Foreign Disregarded Entities (FDEs) and Foreign Branches (FBs)
Form 8864 - attach the Certificate for Biodiesel and, if applicable, Statement of Biodiesel Reseller or a certificate from the
provider identifying the product as renewable diesel and, if applicable, a statement from the reseller
Form 8885, Health Coverage Tax Credit, and all required attachments
Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets (or a statement with the same information), if you elect not to
report your transactions electronically on Form 8949
DON’T SIGN THIS FORM.
8453
For Disclosure, Privacy Act, and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see your tax return instructions.
Form
(2019)
Cat. No. 62766T
8453
U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file Return
OMB No. 1545-0074
Form
For the year January 1–December 31, 2019
2019
See instructions on back.
Department of the Treasury
Go to www.irs.gov/Form8453 for the latest information.
Internal Revenue Service
Your social security number
Your first name and initial
Last name
P
R
If a joint return, spouse’s first name and initial
Last name
Spouse’s social security number
I
N
T
Please
Home address (number and street). If you have a P.O. box, see instructions.
Apt. no.
Important!
print or
C
You must enter
L
type.
E
your SSN(s) above.
City, town or post office, state, and ZIP code (If a foreign address, also complete spaces below.)
A
R
L
Foreign country name
Foreign province/state/county
Foreign postal code
Y
FILE THIS FORM ONLY IF YOU ARE ATTACHING ONE OR MORE
OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS OR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS.
Check the applicable box(es) to identify the attachments.
Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes (or equivalent contemporaneous written
acknowledgement)
Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (or POA that states the agent is granted authority to sign the
return)
Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method
Form 3468 - attach a copy of the first page of NPS Form 10-168, Historic Preservation Certification Application (Part 2—
Description of Rehabilitation), with an indication that it was received by the Department of the Interior or the State Historic
Preservation Officer, together with proof that the building is a certified historic structure (or that such status has been
requested)
Form 4136 - attach the Certificate for Biodiesel and, if applicable, Statement of Biodiesel Reseller or a certificate from the
provider identifying the product as renewable diesel and, if applicable, a statement from the reseller
Form 5713, International Boycott Report
Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions, Section A (if any statement or qualified appraisal is required), or Section B,
Donated Property, and any related attachments (including any qualified appraisal or partnership Form 8283)
Form 8332, Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent (or certain pages from a
divorce decree or separation agreement that went into effect after 1984 and before 2009) (see instructions)
Form 8858, Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Foreign Disregarded Entities (FDEs) and Foreign Branches (FBs)
Form 8864 - attach the Certificate for Biodiesel and, if applicable, Statement of Biodiesel Reseller or a certificate from the
provider identifying the product as renewable diesel and, if applicable, a statement from the reseller
Form 8885, Health Coverage Tax Credit, and all required attachments
Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets (or a statement with the same information), if you elect not to
report your transactions electronically on Form 8949
DON’T SIGN THIS FORM.
8453
For Disclosure, Privacy Act, and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see your tax return instructions.
Form
(2019)
Cat. No. 62766T
2
Form 8453 (2019)
Page
General Instructions
Social security number (SSN). Be sure to enter the
taxpayer’s SSN in the space provided on Form 8453. If a
Future Developments
joint tax return, list the SSNs in the same order as the first
names.
For the latest information about developments related to
Payments
Form 8453 and its instructions, such as legislation
enacted after they were published, go to
Don’t attach a payment to Form 8453. Instead, mail it by
www.irs.gov/Form8453.
April 15, 2020, with Form 1040-V to the IRS at the
Purpose of Form
applicable address shown on that form. If a Form 1040-V
isn’t available, see the instructions for your tax return for
Use Form 8453 to send any required paper forms or
other ways to get forms or you can go to
supporting documentation listed next to the checkboxes
www.irs.gov/Forms.
on Form 8453 (don’t send Form(s) W-2, W-2G, or
To pay your taxes online or for more information, go to
1099-R).
www.irs.gov/Payments.
Don’t attach any form or document that isn’t
!
Form 2848. An electronically transmitted return signed by
shown on Form 8453 next to the checkboxes. If
an agent must have a power of attorney attached to Form
you are required to mail in any documentation
CAUTION
8453 that specifically authorizes the agent to sign the
not listed on Form 8453, you can’t file the tax
return.
return electronically.
Divorce decree or separation agreement. If the divorce
Note: Don’t mail a copy of an electronically filed Form
decree or separation agreement went into effect after
1040, 1040-SR, 1040-NR, 1040-PR, or 1040-SS to the
1984 and before 2009, the noncustodial parent can
Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
attach certain pages from the decree or agreement
When and Where To File
instead of Form 8332. To be able to do this, the decree or
agreement must state all three of the following.
If you are an ERO, you must mail Form 8453 to the IRS
within 3 business days after receiving acknowledgement
1. The noncustodial parent can claim the child as a
that the IRS has accepted the electronically filed tax
dependent without regard to any condition (such as
return.
payment of support).
If you are filing your tax return using an online provider,
2. The other parent won’t claim the child as a
mail Form 8453 to the IRS within 3 business days after
dependent.
you have received acknowledgement from your
3. The years for which the claim is released.
intermediate service provider and/or transmitter that the
The noncustodial parent must attach all of the following
IRS has accepted your electronically filed tax return. If
pages from the decree or agreement.
you don’t receive an acknowledgement, you must contact
your intermediate service provider and/or transmitter.
• Cover page (include the other parent’s SSN on that
page).
Mail Form 8453 to:
• The pages that include all of the information identified in
Internal Revenue Service
(1) through (3) above.
Attn: Shipping and Receiving, 0254
Receipt and Control Branch
• Signature page with the other parent’s signature and
Austin, TX 73344-0254
date of agreement.
Note: The noncustodial parent must attach the required
Specific Instructions
information even if it was filed with a return in an earlier
Name and address. Print or type the information in the
year.
spaces provided. If using a foreign address, don’t
abbreviate the country name.
P.O. box. Enter the box number only if the post office
doesn’t deliver mail to the home address.
Note: The address must match the address shown on
the electronically filed tax return.
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