Form 8879-EX, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2290, and 8849

ICR 202012-1545-008

OMB: 1545-2081

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1545-2081 202012-1545-008
Received in OIRA 201712-1545-004
Form 8879-EX, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2290, and 8849
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 03/30/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 03/31/2021
15,000 15,000
16,750 46,800
0 0

The Form 8879-EX, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2290, and 8849, will be used in the Modernized e-File program. Form 8879-EX authorizes an a taxpayer and an electronic return originator (ERO) to use a personal identification number (PIN) to electronically sign an electronic excise tax return and, if applicable, authorize an electronic funds withdrawal.

US Code: 26 USC 4481(e) Name of Law: Imposition of Tax: Electronic Filing

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 67423 10/22/2020
86 FR 16657 03/30/2021

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 15,000 15,000 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 16,750 46,800 0 0 -30,050 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
We are making this submission to renew the OMB approval. There is a minor adjustment in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB. This is to reduce the time per response (from 3.12 hours to 1.12 hours) to more accurately reflect the recordkeeping and reporting time for this one-page form. The reduction in burden time decrease the total burden hours by 30,500 hours (from 46,800 hours to 16,750 hours).

Michael Cyrus 202 927-9545


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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