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vatchy
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How can I download the form 8879 used for my 2021 tax filing?

 
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How can I download the form 8879 used for my 2021 tax filing?

There is no such form in a DIY program ... that form is ONLY used pay paid tax pros.  

vatchy
New Member

How can I download the form 8879 used for my 2021 tax filing?

My company wants the e-file signature authorization form for when I did my taxes online with TurboTax.

How can I download the form 8879 used for my 2021 tax filing?

Well tell them there is no such form when you file your own return using a DIY program.  The form 8879 is ONLY used by paid tax professionals and NOT any of the DIY tax programs. 

 

You can print a form 1040 and ink sign it for the idiot   and/or  give them a copy of the email you got  for the successful efiling  and/or  print a copy of the filing history report from the PDF.  

 

Your return's electronic filing status history records all e-filing activity related to the return, including the Electronic Postmark. You can print it out if needed. 

TurboTax Online

https://shop.turbotax.intuit.com/efile/efile_status_lookup.jsp  -- enter the Social Security number of the first taxpayer on the return and the ZIP code to retrieve your filing status history.


TurboTax CD/Download software

(Windows) From the TurboTax File menu, select Electronic Filing > Show Electronic Filing Status History.
(Mac) From the TurboTax File menu, select Check E-Filing Status.

rjs
Level 15
Level 15

How can I download the form 8879 used for my 2021 tax filing?

No Form 8879 was used for your tax filing.

 

Does your company understand that you filed your tax return yourself, and did not pay anyone to file it for you? You do not have to sign a form to authorize yourself to file your own tax return. Form 8879 is used to authorize a paid tax preparer to e-file your tax return for you. If there is no paid preparer, there is no Form 8879.

 

kandy-52
New Member

How can I download the form 8879 used for my 2021 tax filing?

I want to efile my tax return but the Form 8879 authorizing efile is not showing up?

 

rjs
Level 15
Level 15

How can I download the form 8879 used for my 2021 tax filing?

@kandy-52  Form 8879 is not included in TurboTax because it is never used when you file your tax return yourself with TurboTax. Form 8879 is used only to authorize a paid tax preparer to e-file your tax return for you. You don't have to authorize yourself to file your own tax return.

 

kandy-52
New Member

How can I download the form 8879 used for my 2021 tax filing?

I failed to mention that I am doing taxes for others as well in Turbo Tax for free.  DO I need to complete the 8879. 

Thank you

 

rjs
Level 15
Level 15

How can I download the form 8879 used for my 2021 tax filing?

You cannot use TurboTax to prepare returns for paying clients. TurboTax is only for do-it-yourself consumer use and cannot be used by paid preparers. Intuit (the company that makes TurboTax) has three tax software product lines for professional preparers: ProSeries, Lacerte, and ProConnect. You can find information about all three product lines at the following link.


Intuit Professional Tax Software


If you are doing tax returns for friends or relatives who are not paying you, you do not need Form 8879. You are not a paid preparer.

 

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