Thursday, January 31, 2013

Practitioner Alert: Form 8453 discontinued

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has discontinued Form RI-8453, “R.I. Individual Income Tax Declaration for Electronic Filing.” 

Form RI-8453 formerly was associated with an e-filed return. The form was used by a taxpayer to formally give consent for the direct deposit of a refund or the electronic payment of tax. The form was not submitted to the Tax Division; a copy was kept by the taxpayer and his or her preparer.

Effective for the current filing season, the form has been retired. The Rhode Island Division of Taxation will recognize the federal Form 8879, “IRS e-file Signature Authorization,” or its equivalent, as a substitute.