The Signature Has Evolved
The signature has gone through many iterations over the years. Evolving from a handprint on cave walls, to the form of a simple “X,” to the artistic, swooping lines of calligraphy. All along the way, one message was clear, the signature serves as a proof of identity and intent.
In 2000, the United States Congress passed the ESIGN Act to allow for legal use of Electronic Signatures (E-Signatures). In the spring of 2014, the IRS approved E-Signatures on Form 8879. Now clients, partners and staff can E-sign any document, anywhere, anytime with an Internet accessible PC or mobile device and access to any email account. With SignatureFlow, you get client documents signed in as little as a few minutes, and all of your employees have access to firm-wide reporting and tracking to improve productivity.
- IRS Forms 8879 and 4506-T
- § 7216 Consent
- Engagement Letters
- Management & Audit Rep Letters
- A/R and A/P Confirmations
- Payroll Processing
- IT Policy
- Annual Independence Survey
- Employee Handbook & Amendments
- Offers of Employment
- W-4 and I-9 Forms
- Partnership Agreements
E-Signature solution for all your documents
Accounting firm documents require signatures by Clients and Staff. We cover all these documents, including 8879’s.
Use with confidence. The ESIGN Act of 2000 made E-Signatures the legal equivalent of hand written signatures
Saves 50% of time and costs associated with mailing paper Engagement Letters, faxing, scanning or mailing back.
Track awaiting documents by engagement type, document type, tax year and partner. Send reminders from Outlook.
Including: Mail merge data; Batch processing; Automated signature placement; Manage married signers using same email address
IRS Approved for Form 8879
Skip the stress of a written signature and start using E-Signatures today.
SignatureFlow adequately records the following data in the PDF copy of the signed document and includes an audit report with:
- Digital image of the signed form
- Date and time of the signature
- Taxpayer’s computer IP address
- Taxpayer’s login information
- Identity verification information results (Knowledge Based Authentication)
- Audit trail that reflects the completion of the electronic signature process by the signer