IRS Form 8878-A "IRS E-File Electronic Funds Withdrawal Authorization for Form 7004"

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8878-A
IRS e-file Electronic Funds Withdrawal
Form
Authorization for Form 7004
OMB No. 1545-1927
(Rev. December 2008)
Department of the Treasury
See instructions. Do not send to the IRS. Keep for your records.
Internal Revenue Service
For calendar year 20
or tax year beginning
, 20
, ending
, 20
Name on Form 7004
Identifying number
Part I
Information From Form 7004 (Whole Dollars Only)
1
1
Tentative total tax (Form 7004, line 6)
2
2
Total payments and credits (Form 7004, line 7)
3
Balance due (Form 7004, line 8)
3
Part II
Authorized Person’s Declaration and Signature Authorization
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have been authorized by the above taxpayer to make this authorization and that I have
examined a copy of the taxpayer’s electronic Form 7004 for the tax year indicated above. I further declare that the amounts in Part
I above are the amounts shown on the copy of the taxpayer’s electronic Form 7004. I consent to allow my electronic return originator
(ERO), transmitter, or intermediate service provider to send this authorization to the IRS with the electronic Form 7004 and to receive
from the IRS (a) an acknowledgement of receipt or reason for rejection of the transmission, and (b) the reason for any delay in
processing the form. 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 taxpayer’s balance
due on Form 7004, 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 taxpayer’s consent to electronic funds withdrawal.
Authorized Person’s PIN: check one box only
I authorize
to enter my PIN
as my signature
ERO firm name
do not enter all zeros
for the taxpayer’s consent to electronic funds withdrawal for the balance due on the taxpayer’s electronic Form 7004 for
the tax year indicated above.
I will enter my PIN as my signature for the taxpayer’s consent to electronic funds withdrawal for the balance due on the
taxpayer’s electronic Form 7004 for the tax year indicated above.
Authorized person’s signature
Date
Title
Part III
Certification and Authentication
ERO’s EFIN/PIN. Enter your six-digit 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 to authorize submission of the electronic funds withdrawal
authorization with the electronic Form 7004 for the taxpayer indicated above. I confirm that I am submitting this authorization with
Form 7004 in accordance with the requirements of Pub. 3112, IRS e-file Application and Participation, and 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
8878-A
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions.
Cat. No. 39223B
Form
(Rev. 12-2008)
8878-A
IRS e-file Electronic Funds Withdrawal
Form
Authorization for Form 7004
OMB No. 1545-1927
(Rev. December 2008)
Department of the Treasury
See instructions. Do not send to the IRS. Keep for your records.
Internal Revenue Service
For calendar year 20
or tax year beginning
, 20
, ending
, 20
Name on Form 7004
Identifying number
Part I
Information From Form 7004 (Whole Dollars Only)
1
1
Tentative total tax (Form 7004, line 6)
2
2
Total payments and credits (Form 7004, line 7)
3
Balance due (Form 7004, line 8)
3
Part II
Authorized Person’s Declaration and Signature Authorization
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have been authorized by the above taxpayer to make this authorization and that I have
examined a copy of the taxpayer’s electronic Form 7004 for the tax year indicated above. I further declare that the amounts in Part
I above are the amounts shown on the copy of the taxpayer’s electronic Form 7004. I consent to allow my electronic return originator
(ERO), transmitter, or intermediate service provider to send this authorization to the IRS with the electronic Form 7004 and to receive
from the IRS (a) an acknowledgement of receipt or reason for rejection of the transmission, and (b) the reason for any delay in
processing the form. 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 taxpayer’s balance
due on Form 7004, 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 taxpayer’s consent to electronic funds withdrawal.
Authorized Person’s PIN: check one box only
I authorize
to enter my PIN
as my signature
ERO firm name
do not enter all zeros
for the taxpayer’s consent to electronic funds withdrawal for the balance due on the taxpayer’s electronic Form 7004 for
the tax year indicated above.
I will enter my PIN as my signature for the taxpayer’s consent to electronic funds withdrawal for the balance due on the
taxpayer’s electronic Form 7004 for the tax year indicated above.
Authorized person’s signature
Date
Title
Part III
Certification and Authentication
ERO’s EFIN/PIN. Enter your six-digit 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 to authorize submission of the electronic funds withdrawal
authorization with the electronic Form 7004 for the taxpayer indicated above. I confirm that I am submitting this authorization with
Form 7004 in accordance with the requirements of Pub. 3112, IRS e-file Application and Participation, and 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
8878-A
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions.
Cat. No. 39223B
Form
(Rev. 12-2008)
2
Form 8878-A (Rev. 12-2008)
Page
See Pub. 3112 and Pub. 4163 for
Purpose of Form
Authorized Person
more information. Also, go to
Responsibilities
www.irs.gov/efile and select Tax
Form 8878-A is not an
Professionals.
application for an extension
The authorized person will:
of time to file. Taxpayers
Check the appropriate box in Part II to
CAUTION
must file Form 7004,
Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. We
either authorize the ERO to enter the
Application for Automatic Extension of
ask for the information on this form to
authorized person’s PIN or to choose to
Time To File Certain Business Income
carry out the Internal Revenue laws of
enter it in person;
Tax, Information, and Other Returns.
the United States. You are required to
Indicate or verify his or her PIN when
give us the information. We need it to
A person authorized to sign an
authorizing the ERO to enter it (the PIN
electronic funds withdrawal authorization
ensure that you are complying with
must be five numbers other than all
these laws and to allow us to figure and
and an electronic return originator (ERO)
zeros);
use Form 8878-A to use a personal
collect the right amount of tax.
identification number (PIN) to authorize
Sign, date, and enter his or her title in
You are not required to provide the
an electronic funds withdrawal of the
Part II; and
information requested on a form that is
balance due on an electronic Form
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act
Return the completed Form 8878-A to
7004.
unless the form displays a valid OMB
the ERO by hand delivery, U.S. mail,
Do not send this form to the IRS.
control number. Books or records
private delivery service, or fax.
The ERO must retain Form 8878-A.
relating to a form or its instructions must
The taxpayer’s Form 7004 with an
be retained as long as their contents
ERO Responsibilities
electronic funds withdrawal authorization
may become material in the
will not be transmitted to the IRS until
administration of any Internal Revenue
The ERO will:
the ERO receives the signed Form
law. Generally, tax returns and return
Enter the name and identifying number
8878-A.
information are confidential, as required
of the taxpayer at the top of the form;
Important Notes for EROs
by Internal Revenue Code section 6103.
Complete Part I using the amounts
The time needed to complete this
Do not send Form 8878-A to the IRS
(zeros may be entered when appropriate)
form will vary depending on individual
unless requested to do so. Retain the
from the taxpayer’s Form 7004;
circumstances.
completed Form 8878-A for 3 years from
Enter on the authorization line in Part
the return due date or IRS received date,
The estimated average time is:
II the ERO firm name (not the name of
whichever is later. Form 8878-A can be
Recordkeeping
3 hrs., 21 min.
the individual preparing the return) if the
retained electronically in accordance
ERO is authorized to enter the
Learning about the
with the recordkeeping guidelines in
authorized person’s PIN;
Rev. Proc. 97-22, which is on page 9 of
law or the form
6 min.
Internal Revenue Bulletin 1997-13 at
Give the authorized person Form
Preparing the form
9 min.
www.irs.gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb97-13.pdf.
8878-A for completion and review—this
If you have comments concerning the
can be done by hand delivery, U.S. mail,
You should confirm the identity of the
accuracy of these time estimates or
private delivery service, email, or Internet
authorized person. For additional
suggestions for making this form
website; and
guidance, see Pub. 3112, IRS e-file
simpler, we would be happy to hear
Application and Participation.
Complete Part III including a signature
from you. You can write to Internal
Enter the authorized person’s PIN on
and date.
Revenue Service, Tax Products
the input screen only if that person has
Coordinating Committee,
You must receive the
authorized you to do so.
SE:W:CAR:MP:T:T:SP, 1111 Constitution
completed and signed Form
Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC
Provide the authorized person with a
8878-A from the authorized
20224.
copy of the signed Form 8878-A upon
person before an electronic
CAUTION
request.
Form 7004 with an electronic
Do not send the form to this address.
funds withdrawal authorization is
Instead, keep it for your records.
Provide the authorized person with a
transmitted (or released for transmission).
corrected copy of Form 8878-A if
changes are made to Form 7004 (for
example, based on the authorized
person’s review).
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