Discussion:E-file app. & fingerprinting

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Natalie (talk|edits) said:

October 10, 2006
I'm in the process of applying to participate in the e-file program. I am the only employee of my corporation. My husband is the Secretary. When I first read the instructions to Form 8633, I told my husband he had to be fingerprinted so that I could complete the application (part 7). He went to the police station and found out he would have to make an appointment, go to the Criminal Justice Data Center and that there would be a $15 charge for fingerprinting.


I just called the IRS back, and now they tell me that if my husband doesn't actually do anything with the returns or with e-filing, that I actually do not need to submit his fingerprints. I really want to get this set up for 2006 tax returns, so I don't want my application to get returned. Has anyone had experience with this? Is it true that he doesn't need to be fingerprinted, even though it appears to me from the instructions that he should be?

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

10 October 2006
I would first ask why you have your spouse be an officer? I suppose you have to have two officers, but part of the corporate protection is thrown away if someone can sue both officers, as opposed to only going after you. Or at least that is what lawyers back here in the east tell me.

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

October 10, 2006
It is a requirement in Hawaii. One person cannot hold all offices.

Will (talk|edits) said:

10 October 2006
It's not a requirement here in Oregon, but my wife still lists me as Secretary in her companies. She just loves to refer to me as her secretary. :) I've tried to explain the difference between a secretary and the Secretary but she just doesn't seem to care!

(/end hijack) Will

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

10 October 2006
I don't believe you need his fingerprints either since he will sign nothing transmitted to IRS, but I can't put my fingers on anything definite.

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