The IRS recently released a memorandum
announcing the IRS will extend its acceptance of electronic or digital signatures when signing Section 83(b) elections—and certain other forms that require a handwritten signature—until Oct. 31, 2023. The agency is balancing the e-signature option with critical security and protection needed against identity theft and fraud. The IRS attached an exclusive list of forms that may utilize electronic or digital signatures to the memorandum. Such forms must be signed and postmarked on or after Aug. 28, 2020.
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