My spouse and I file our return jointly. How can we both sign the e-file authorization form(s)?
For those filing “Married Filing Jointly,” the system will ask you to provide your spouse’s email address. You and your spouse may share the same email address. Your spouse will then receive the same email and follow the same instructions to electronically sign the e-file authorization forms.
If a couple shares an email address, the initial recipient will receive an email with a Subject line that denotes who the link is being sent to for the respective individual to view the return and sign the e-file authorization form(s). He or she will sign the e-file authorization form(s) and provide the other spouse’s email address (same as used for initial delivery), which will send an email link to the second spouse that includes the respective signer’s name in the Subject line. Once the second spouse electronically signs the e-file authorization form(s), our firm will be automatically notified.
Please note, the IRS requires both individuals to electronically sign independently of each other.