Additional signature requirement for Reporting Agents who sign/submit Forms 7200 on behalf of clients

June 30, 2020 IRS Newsroom Tax Coronavirus

There is a new requirement for Reporting Agents (RAs) who sign and submit Form 7200, Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19. This new requirement applies to reporting agents that have the authority to sign and file 94x employment tax returns via a Form 8655, Reporting Agent Authorization.

The new requirement is that, in the box “Printed Title,” the signer must include the RA’s company name or name of business as it appeared on line 9 of the Form 8655. As before, the signer must be the principal or responsible official listed on the RA’s e-file application.

For the complete requirements, see Employee Retention Credit Q/A-88.

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