Form 8879 is the declaration document and signature authorization for an e-filed return filed by an electronic return originator (ERO). Complete this form when:
- The Practitioner PIN method is used.
- The taxpayer authorizes the ERO to enter or generate the taxpayer’s personal identification number (PIN) on his or her e-filed individual income tax return.
To assign the ERO's 5-digit PIN for a preparer, from the Welcome page of TaxSlayer ProWeb select:
- Preparer Setup - Click the blue Edit button for the preparer.
- Default PIN number - Enter the desired five-digit PIN.
Note: Form 8879 is for your files. Do not send the form to the IRS unless requested to do so. You will need to retain the completed Form 8879 for three (3) years from the return due date or IRS received date, whichever is later.