IRS adds languages, digital-signing capability to key forms

As part of what it says is an "effort to reach under-served communities", the Internal Revenue Service is beginning to provide "information and assistance" to taxpayers in languages other than just English, as well as making certain key documents, such as the basic 1040 tax return form, available in Spanish.

The U.S. tax collecting agency has also added six forms to the 10 it has already said it would temporarily allow taxpayers to sign digitally, in a measure it said was aimed at helping to protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Potentially significant error in 2018 IRS tax guide for 'certain married taxpayers filing separately' in Expatland

An IRS tax guide published in January of this year and intended for "U.S. citizens and resident aliens who work abroad or who have income earned in foreign countries" contained a major error that has only now come to light, and which "may have caused certain married taxpayers filing separately to fail to file" a tax return that in fact they should have, acting National Taxpayer Advocate Bridget T. Roberts said on Friday. 

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