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Accidentally sent IRS an unsigned copy of our 2016 form 1040…

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Accidentally sent IRS an unsigned copy of our 2016 form 1040 and later received a form 3531 requesting a valid original signature. Should that returned signature be dated to the original submittal date or the date that it was re signed and resubmitted?

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The 2016 1040 should be dated for the actual date you sign the form.

Internal Revenue Manual 3.11.3.14.10

"An original signature, made by the taxpayer, is required below the jurat (perjury statement) and within the box "Sign Here" area of the return."

Your original signature should be dated on the actual date of the original signature.

Here is a link to the manual I indicated above.

https://www.irs.gov/irm/part3/irm_03-011-003r#idm140438272424640

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