IRS Form 8879-EMP "IRS E-File Signature Authorization for Forms 940, 940 (Pr), 941, 941 (Pr), 941-ss, 943, 943 (Pr), 944, and 945"

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IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 940, 940-PR,
8879-EMP
941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944, and 945
Form
OMB No. 1545-0967
, 20
, 20
.
For the period beginning
, and ending
(Rev. February 2017)
Don't send to the IRS. Keep for your records.
Department of the Treasury
Information about Form 8879-EMP and its instructions is at www.irs.gov/form8879emp.
Internal Revenue Service
Employer identification number
Name (as shown on Form 940, 940-PR, 941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944, or 945)
Part I
Type of Return and Return Information (Whole dollars only)
Check the box for the return that you'll file using this Form 8879-EMP. Enter the amounts from the applicable lines of the return. If any of the
applicable lines on the return are blank, leave line 1b, 1c, 2b, 2c, 3b, 3c, 4b, 4c, 5b, or 5c, whichever is applicable, blank (don't enter -0-).
However, if you entered -0- on the return, enter -0- on the applicable line. Complete a separate Form 8879-EMP for each return.
1 a
b.
1b
Form 940 check here
Total payments to all employees (Form 940, Part 2, line 3)
c.
1c
(all 940 series)
Balance due (Form 940, Part 4, line 14) .
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2 a
b.
Total taxes after adjustments and credits (Form 941, Part
Form 941 check here
1, line 12)
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2b
(all 941 series)
c.
2c
Balance due (Form 941, Part 1, line 14) .
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3 a
b.
3b
Form 943 check here
Total wages subject to social security tax (Form 943, line 2)
c.
3c
(all 943 series)
Balance due (Form 943, line 15)
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4 a
Form 944 check here
b.
4b
Wages, tips, and other compensation (Form 944, Part 1, line 1)
c.
4c
Balance due (Form 944, Part 1, line 11) .
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5a
b.
5b
Form 945 check here
Total taxes (Form 945, line 3)
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c.
5c
Balance due (Form 945, line 5) .
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Part II
Taxpayer Declaration and Signature Authorization
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have an approved role (as identified in the instructions for the employment tax return) within the
company listed above and that I've examined a copy of the electronic return and accompanying schedules and statements for the period
shown above and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they're true, correct, and complete. I further declare that the amounts in Part I
above are the amounts shown on the copy of the electronic return. I consent to allow the electronic return originator (ERO), transmitter, or
intermediate service provider to send the 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 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 before 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've selected a
personal identification number (PIN) as the signature for the electronic return and, if applicable, the consent to electronic funds withdrawal.
Taxpayer's PIN: check one box only
I authorize
to enter this PIN
as the signature
ERO firm name
don't enter all zeros
on the electronically filed return.
I'll enter a PIN as the signature on the electronically filed tax return. Check this box only if you are entering a PIN and the return is
filed using the Practitioner PIN method. The ERO must complete Part III below.
Taxpayer's signature
Print your name and title
Date
Part III
Certification and Authentication
ERO's EFIN/PIN. Enter your six-digit EFIN followed by your five-digit self-selected PIN.
don't enter all zeros
I certify that the above numeric entry is my PIN, which is my signature on the electronically filed return for the taxpayer indicated above. I
confirm that I am submitting this return 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
Don't Submit This Form to the IRS Unless Requested To Do So
8879-EMP
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions.
Form
(Rev. 2-2017)
Cat. No. 62874U
IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 940, 940-PR,
8879-EMP
941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944, and 945
Form
OMB No. 1545-0967
, 20
, 20
.
For the period beginning
, and ending
(Rev. February 2017)
Don't send to the IRS. Keep for your records.
Department of the Treasury
Information about Form 8879-EMP and its instructions is at www.irs.gov/form8879emp.
Internal Revenue Service
Employer identification number
Name (as shown on Form 940, 940-PR, 941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944, or 945)
Part I
Type of Return and Return Information (Whole dollars only)
Check the box for the return that you'll file using this Form 8879-EMP. Enter the amounts from the applicable lines of the return. If any of the
applicable lines on the return are blank, leave line 1b, 1c, 2b, 2c, 3b, 3c, 4b, 4c, 5b, or 5c, whichever is applicable, blank (don't enter -0-).
However, if you entered -0- on the return, enter -0- on the applicable line. Complete a separate Form 8879-EMP for each return.
1 a
b.
1b
Form 940 check here
Total payments to all employees (Form 940, Part 2, line 3)
c.
1c
(all 940 series)
Balance due (Form 940, Part 4, line 14) .
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.
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.
2 a
b.
Total taxes after adjustments and credits (Form 941, Part
Form 941 check here
1, line 12)
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2b
(all 941 series)
c.
2c
Balance due (Form 941, Part 1, line 14) .
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3 a
b.
3b
Form 943 check here
Total wages subject to social security tax (Form 943, line 2)
c.
3c
(all 943 series)
Balance due (Form 943, line 15)
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4 a
Form 944 check here
b.
4b
Wages, tips, and other compensation (Form 944, Part 1, line 1)
c.
4c
Balance due (Form 944, Part 1, line 11) .
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5a
b.
5b
Form 945 check here
Total taxes (Form 945, line 3)
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c.
5c
Balance due (Form 945, line 5) .
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Part II
Taxpayer Declaration and Signature Authorization
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have an approved role (as identified in the instructions for the employment tax return) within the
company listed above and that I've examined a copy of the electronic return and accompanying schedules and statements for the period
shown above and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they're true, correct, and complete. I further declare that the amounts in Part I
above are the amounts shown on the copy of the electronic return. I consent to allow the electronic return originator (ERO), transmitter, or
intermediate service provider to send the 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 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 before 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've selected a
personal identification number (PIN) as the signature for the electronic return and, if applicable, the consent to electronic funds withdrawal.
Taxpayer's PIN: check one box only
I authorize
to enter this PIN
as the signature
ERO firm name
don't enter all zeros
on the electronically filed return.
I'll enter a PIN as the signature on the electronically filed tax return. Check this box only if you are entering a PIN and the return is
filed using the Practitioner PIN method. The ERO must complete Part III below.
Taxpayer's signature
Print your name and title
Date
Part III
Certification and Authentication
ERO's EFIN/PIN. Enter your six-digit EFIN followed by your five-digit self-selected PIN.
don't enter all zeros
I certify that the above numeric entry is my PIN, which is my signature on the electronically filed return for the taxpayer indicated above. I
confirm that I am submitting this return 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
Don't Submit This Form to the IRS Unless Requested To Do So
8879-EMP
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions.
Form
(Rev. 2-2017)
Cat. No. 62874U
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Form 8879-EMP (Rev. 2-2017)
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Future Developments
• Return the completed Form 8879-EMP to the ERO. The
acceptable delivery methods include hand delivery, U.S. mail,
For the latest information about developments related to Form
private delivery service, email, Internet website, and fax.
8879-EMP and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after
Note: The return won't be transmitted to the IRS until the ERO
they were published, go to www.irs.gov/form8879emp.
receives the signed Form 8879-EMP.
Purpose of Form
Important Notes for EROs
Use Form 8879-EMP if you and the electronic return originator
• Don't send Form 8879-EMP to the IRS unless requested to do
(ERO) want to use a personal identification number (PIN) to
so. Retain the completed Form 8879-EMP for 4 years from the
electronically sign an electronic employment tax return.
return due date or IRS received date, whichever is later.
If applicable, Form 8879-EMP is also used to authorize an
• Enter the taxpayer's PIN on the input screen only if the
electronic funds withdrawal. If you don't use Form 8879-EMP to
taxpayer has authorized you to do so.
sign the return, you must use Form 8453-EMP, Employment Tax
Declaration for an IRS e-file Return. For more information, see
• Provide the taxpayer with a copy of the signed Form 8879-
the Form 8453-EMP instructions.
EMP upon request.
Don't send this form to the IRS. The ERO must retain Form
• Provide the taxpayer with a corrected copy of Form 8879-EMP
8879-EMP.
if changes are made to the return (for example, based on the
taxpayer's review).
ERO Responsibilities
• See Pub. 4163, Modernized e-File (MeF) Information for
The ERO will:
Authorized IRS e-file Providers for Business Returns.
• Enter the name and employer identification number as shown
on Form 940, 940-PR, 941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944,
Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. We ask for the information
or 945.
on Form 8879-EMP to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the
United States. You're required to give us the information. We
• Complete Part I by checking the box for the type of return
need it to ensure that you're complying with these laws and to
being filed and entering the amounts from the return being filed.
allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax.
Zeros should only be entered if the return contains zeros.
Otherwise, if the line on the return is blank, leave the
You're not required to provide the information requested on a
corresponding line in Part I blank.
form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the
form displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records
• Enter on the authorization line in Part II the ERO firm name
relating to a form or its instructions must be retained as long as
(not the name of the individual preparing the return) if the ERO
their contents may become material in the administration of any
is authorized to enter the taxpayer's PIN.
Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax returns and return
• Give the taxpayer Form 8879-EMP for completion and review.
information are confidential, as required by Internal Revenue
The acceptable delivery methods include hand delivery, U.S.
Code section 6103.
mail, private delivery service, email, Internet website, and fax.
The time needed to complete this form will vary depending
• Complete Part III, including a signature and date.
on individual circumstances. The estimated average time is:
Form 8879-EMP must be completed and signed
Recordkeeping
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before the electronic return is transmitted (or
Learning about the law
released for transmission).
or the form .
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CAUTION
Preparing the form
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Taxpayer's Responsibilities
If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these time
The taxpayer filing Form 940, 940-PR, 941, 941-PR, 941-SS,
estimates or suggestions for making Form 8879-EMP simpler,
943, 943-PR, 944, or 945 has the following responsibilities.
we would be happy to hear from you. You can send us
• Verify the type of return being filed in Part I.
comments from www.irs.gov/formspubs. Click on More
Information and then click on Give us feedback. Or you can
• Verify the accuracy of the return.
send your comments to Internal Revenue Service, Tax Forms
• Check the appropriate box in Part II to either authorize the
and Publications Division, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526,
ERO to enter your PIN or to choose to enter it in person.
Washington, DC 20224. Don't send Form 8879-EMP to this
address. Instead, keep it for your records.
• Indicate or verify the PIN when authorizing the ERO to enter it
(the PIN must be five numbers other than all zeros).
• Sign, date, and print your name and title in Part II.
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