Signature Update January 2022 Tax News

Temporary waiver of original signature for paper returns and other documents has been extended from December 31, 2021 to June 30, 2022

For paper returns and other documents that must be signed with an original signature by a taxpayer and/or tax representative, Franchise Tax Board (FTB) will not require an original signature through June 30, 2022, except for Power of Attorney (POA) forms.

POA forms will still require an original signature. Follow the instructions on Submit a power of attorney if you need to submit a POA.

Temporary allowance of electronic signature option for statute of limitations waivers

For statute of limitations (SOL) waivers, FTB will continue to temporarily allow taxpayers and/or their representatives to utilize a third party service for their electronic signature solution through June 30, 2022.