Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The IRS is postponing a change that will limit the number of e-file signature authorization documents used when filing estate and trust tax returns to a single 1041 rather than multiple returns.
Originally scheduled to begin on January 1 of this year, the change will be postponed until January 1, 2015. This means that for one more year, fiduciaries can use the Multiple Tax Return Listing process to mass-sign electronically filed estate and trust tax returns. Beginning in 2015, they will need to sign each return individually.
See Michael Cohn, IRS Delays Multiple Tax Return Listing Process Changes, Accounting Today, Jan. 20, 2014.