CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
SIGNiX, the leading provider of secure digital signatures, announced today that its products meet and exceed the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) electronic signature requirements for forms 8878 and 8879, which were published in a March 11 revision of Publication 1345.
The 8878 and 8879 forms authorize an Electronic Return Originator (ERO) to e-file tax returns to the IRS. In the past, only handwritten signatures or signatures captured on signature pads were accepted on these forms.
“Submitting your tax forms electronically means you can get your tax return faster than ever before,” said Jay Jumper, president and CEO of SIGNiX. “With the approval of electronic signatures on these forms, the process will be faster and easier for Electronic Return Originators and taxpayers alike.”
The IRS has created a set of requirements for electronic signatures on 8878 and 8879 forms:
Taxpayers and EROs can easily and securely sign 8878 and 8879 forms using SIGNiX’s digital signature service, which fully complies with the IRS guidelines, the ESIGN Act and UETA laws regarding electronic signatures.
In fact, the IRS provides digital signatures, the technology used by SIGNiX, as a currently acceptable electronic signature method. SIGNiX can authenticate users online using a diverse set of tools, including multi-factor authentication. Each signature on SIGNiX-signed documents provides a tamper-evident seal for added security, and the included audit trail provides more information about the transaction than required by the IRS.
SIGNiX, the Global Digital Signature AuthorityTM, makes signing documents online safe and secure. SIGNiX offers the only independently verifiable cloud-based digital signature solution, which combines convenience with best-in-class security. SIGNiX’s products help the world’s leading companies become more efficient, decrease risk and boost profits. For more information, visit http://www.signix.com.