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N.Y. Law Lets Tax Preparers Use E-Signature on State Returns

Aug. 24, 2020, 9:43 PM

Tax preparers in New York can file their clients’ state tax returns with an electronic signature under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The measure (A.7765A/S.8832), which takes effect immediately, is intended to streamline the process and make the use of electronic signatures on tax returns more consistent in the state.

  • Individual filers have been permitted to use an electronic signature on their own returns, but tax preparers were required to use a “wet” signature when filing a New York state return on behalf of clients.
  • Cuomo (D) didn’t comment on his actions...

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