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gregcogic2000
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How do I obtain a signed copy of my tax return? US Department of Ed is requesting. The one I downloaded from the site was not sufficient.

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

How do I obtain a signed copy of my tax return? US Department of Ed is requesting. The one I downloaded from the site was not sufficient.

If you need a "signed" copy of your printed tax return, you pick up a blue or black pen and sign it near the bottom by that rather large black arrow next to the words, "Sign Here."
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
plsmakeitstop
New Member

How do I obtain a signed copy of my tax return? US Department of Ed is requesting. The one I downloaded from the site was not sufficient.

Are these answers by Turbo Tax staff. They seem horribly condescending answers from people eager to demonstrate their intellectual prowess on a software support forum. I have the same question, is there no electronically signed version? What is being submitted to the IRS?
Opus 17
Level 15

How do I obtain a signed copy of my tax return? US Department of Ed is requesting. The one I downloaded from the site was not sufficient.

The electronic file submitted to the IRS is indeed electronically signed but there is no such thing as an electronically signed paper copy when you need to submit a copy to a bank or other lender.  You have to print a paper copy and sign it in ink.  Even if the lender accepts a pdf, you have to sign and scan a paper return.  Lenders, even the US Dept of Ed, don’t have the ability to import the IRS’s unique and specific electronic file format, which is a machine readable XML file, not a human readable tax return.  
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
DoninGA
Level 15

How do I obtain a signed copy of my tax return? US Department of Ed is requesting. The one I downloaded from the site was not sufficient.

Print a copy of the return then sign and date in ink.
Opus 17
Level 15

How do I obtain a signed copy of my tax return? US Department of Ed is requesting. The one I downloaded from the site was not sufficient.

There is no "electronically signed" copy available from Turbotax.  They're looking for a new copy with your fresh signature.
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
tablitr
Level 2

How do I obtain a signed copy of my tax return? US Department of Ed is requesting. The one I downloaded from the site was not sufficient.

Wow a little EA Tech being condescending and frankly rude, I wish I was in charge of Turbo Tax...It's obvious what needs to happen here....I wish this person could sue for humiliation!  

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