Tax

Have a tax question? Ask a tax Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I filed for an extension in April and mailed my return and…

Customer Question
I filed for an...

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?

Accountant's Assistant: The Expert will know how to help. Is there anything else the Expert should be aware of?

I don't think so

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Tax
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Tax Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
10/13/2017
Tax Professional: Richard, Tax Attorney replied 9 months ago
Richard
Richard, Tax Attorney
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 57,040
Experience: 29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.
Verified

Hi! My name is Richard & I will be helping you today! It will take me a few minutes to type a response to your question. Thanks for your patience!

Ask Your Own Tax Question
Tax Professional: Richard, Tax Attorney replied 9 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.

Thank you so much for allowing me to help you with your question. I have done my best to provide information which fully addresses your question. If you have any follow up questions, please ask! If I have fully answered your question(s) to your satisfaction, I would appreciate you rating my service as Good or Excellent (i.e., 4 or 5 stars)(hopefully Excellent/5 stars!). Otherwise, I receive no credit for assisting you today. I thank you in advance for taking the time to provide me a positive rating!

Ask Your Own Tax Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a tax professionalLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Richard Your Own Question
Richard
Richard
Richard, Tax Attorney
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 57,040
57,040 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.

Richard is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response...

T.G.WMatteson, IL

I WON!!! I just wanted you to know that your original answer gave me the courage and confidence to go into yesterday's audit ready to fight.

BonnieChesnee, SC

Great service. Answered my complex tax question in detail and provided a lot of additional useful information for my specific situation.

JohnMinneapolis, MN

Excellent information, very quick reply. The experts really take the time to address your questions, it is well worth the fee, for the peace of mind they can provide you with.

OrvilleHesperia, California

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Wallstreet Esq.

Wallstreet Esq.

Tax Attorney

586 satisfied customers

10 years experience

Mark D

Mark D

Enrolled Agent

1,338 satisfied customers

MBA, EA, Specializing in Business and Individual Tax Returns and Issues

Richard

Richard

Tax Attorney

57,040 satisfied customers

29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.

PhillipsEsq.

PhillipsEsq.

Attorney-at-Law

59 satisfied customers

B.A., M.B.A, J.D.

Robin D.

Robin D.

Senior Tax Advisor 4

15,569 satisfied customers

15years with H & R Block. Divisional leader, Instructor

Megan C

Megan C

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

8,655 satisfied customers

Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level

jgordosea

jgordosea

Enrolled Agent

2,885 satisfied customers

I've prepared all types of taxes since 1987.

< Previous | Next >

Related Tax Questions
I sent in my 1040 today, all completed, and I sent in the
I sent in my 1040 today, all completed, and I sent in the money I owe by Internet. I looked at my copy at home, and I forgot to sign the return. Can I now send in the copy of the 1040 that I made, wit… read more
abci168
abci168
Principal
27 satisfied customers
Tax If the IRS rejects a tax return, does this affect the
Tax If the IRS rejects a tax return, does this affect the statue of limitations? For example if a 2014 return was submitted before the deadline of the 3 year statute and the IRS rejects the return, ca… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
5,444 satisfied customers
I am a Harvey victim. The deadline for the extension to the
I am a Harvey victim. The deadline for the extension to the extension for my 2016 taxes is today. They would not accept them via e-file so, I had to find a post office. I dropped them in the drop box,… read more
Dr. Fiona Chen
Dr. Fiona Chen
President
Ph.D.
1,155 satisfied customers
I was told by a financial institution I am working with that
I was told by a financial institution I am working with that the tax transcripts they pulled up from the IRS indicate that my 2015 tax return is not on file. … read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
15,569 satisfied customers
I got an extention for my 2015 taces, filing jointly. And I
Hi, I got an extention for my 2015 taces, filing jointly. And I sent it in in October, as we necessary, I owe money and sent a check in for a payment. The irs cashed it, I still have not gotten any re… read more
ABC Accounting Group
ABC Accounting Group
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
848 satisfied customers
Stephen, I sent the tax payer to amended 1040X to sign.
Hi Stephen, I sent the tax payer to amended 1040X to sign. The IRS already has my original signature. Should I mail the client my signature so he sends both 1040x with original signatures or will IRS … read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
Sr Financial & Tax Consultant
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
I figure the taxes for my elderly mother. She is in a nursing
I figure the taxes for my elderly mother. She is in a nursing home. I was going to have her sign the return today and received a call that she has been taken to the emergency room and has been admitte… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
15,569 satisfied customers
Last year, my friend could not fill the state tax for Indiana
Last year, my friend could not fill the state tax for Indiana on time because of not having ITIN number for his wife. So, he applied for an extension. He had extension till June to file the state retu… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
15,569 satisfied customers
If I e-filed a return for the IRS and state through TurboTax
If I e-filed a return for the IRS and state through TurboTax and they have both been accepted, and I just got another document in the mail I forgot about, what happens to my already accepted refunds t… read more
Stephanie B.
Stephanie B.
Accountant
Master's Degree
451 satisfied customers
I usually dont owe any taxes at tax time. My family has had
I usually don't owe any taxes at tax time. My family has had a lot of illness and deaths this past year and I have been covered up with all their papers, business, closing estates and my own illness t… read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
Sr Financial & Tax Consultant
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
I am self employed and mailed my tax return today and included
I am self employed and mailed my tax return today and included a $1005 payment w/ coupon to Charlotte, N.C. I unfortunately realized, after dinner, that I did not sign the tax form before mailing it!!… read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
Sr Financial & Tax Consultant
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
I sent my return in to the IRS last Friday. I think I forgot
I sent my return in to the IRS last Friday. I think I forgot to sign the return. Should I copy , sign and send another in on Monday so that my official return is sent on time? I could mark that this i… read more
InfoTaxes
InfoTaxes
Owner
Bachelor's Degree
256 satisfied customers
Hi there! IRS sent back my federal tax retrun -- filed on
Hi there! IRS sent back my federal tax retrun -- filed on time -- because I forgot to sign it before mailing. Q: Do I need to include a date with my signature? If yes, can I put the filing date of Apr… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
15,569 satisfied customers
I just mailed my tax return and forgot the stupid stamp. I
I just mailed my tax return and forgot the stupid stamp. I can't believe it. I just printed off a tax extension form but I don't owe any money. What do I do?… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
I am a military widow and inadvertantly forgot to resubmit
I am a military widow and inadvertantly forgot to resubmit my paperework for my 2010 tax exemption. I sent someone to the town hall for me as I have had many personal problems lately. It was October 1… read more
Charles Greiner
Charles Greiner
Owner
Bachelor's Degree
2,436 satisfied customers
I cant believe I did this. I completed my federal and state
I can't believe I did this. I completed my federal and state tax returns thru H&R block online platform. I chose to print and mail. I printed, signed and attached the check for amount I owed. I forgot… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
15,569 satisfied customers
Forgot to sign my federal income tax return. What now?
Customer: I forgot to sign my federal income tax return, and I already mailed it out. What to do?… read more
Merlo
Merlo
Tax Consultant
558 satisfied customers
I sent in my federal tax refund on March 6th but I ...
I sent in my federal tax refund on March 6th but I believe I forgot to sign it. Should I make a copy of the actual copy I have, sign it, and send it in? Or will I be receiving a letter asking me to si… read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x