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I filed for an extension in April and mailed my return and money owing last Friday, October 6th. I realized after looking at my copy that I forgot to sign the return. Should I send another copy with my signature or wait for them to contact me?
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Tax Professional: Richard, Tax Attorney replied 2 months ago

Good morning. When a return is filed without signature, the IRS does not consider it to be a valid return. So, in spite of the fact that the IRS does not like to receive multiple returns, to be safe, you should send in another copy with your signature. You can attach a letter of explanation if you choose. Since the IRS does not consider the first return without the signature valid, the only way to insure that you don't get a late filing penalty is to file the second return with your signature.

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