Proof of E-Filing

You'll receive an acknowledgement from the IRS within 48 hours after e-filing that your tax information was accepted for processing.

If you use an e-file provider and choose not to use a digital signature (PIN number) you'll have to complete and sign Form 8453 (paper signature).

Tip: Before signing Form 8453, examine your return before the provider transmits it to the IRS

The IRS will let your tax preparer know it has received your return information within 48 hours after e-filing it.

Errors On an E-Filed Return

When the IRS receives your e-filed return it is automatically checked by computers for errors and missing information.

If it cannot be processed, it is sent back to the originating transmitter for correction then retransmitted.

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