The IRS extends, until June 30, 2021, the period in which it will accept digitally signed and emailed documents due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the IRS was shut down, millions of pieces of mail piled up in its mail room (they are still sifting through it). Because of this and other COVID 19 challenges, in August 2020 the IRS announced expanded the use of e-signatures as a way to make it easier to file various tax forms, including allowing secured messaging to email some documents to IRS employees. Just this month, the IRS announced the program is extended until the middle of next year. Of note, after going through the normal verification processes, if a taxpayer is using electronic means (email) to deliver documents with signatures, he or she must include a statement on the communication; for example, “The attached [name of document] includes [name of taxpayer]’s valid signature and the taxpayer intends to transmit the attached document to the IRS.” Failure to do so will future delay processing.