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Requesting E-signatures From an Executor or Legal Representative

Updated: 2021-04-16

When requesting TaxFolder signatures on a T1 personal tax return for a deceased taxpayer, please take note of the following differences to help you request those signatures from the executor or legal representative of the estate:

  1. In the Life events section of the Info worksheet, make sure to enter the legal representative’s email address and mobile phone number, along with the other information required to complete the return. TaxCycle uses this information to send the email requesting a signature to the legal representative and the code to verify the representative’s identity.
  2. When you print the form or return to create the signature request, do not select the option to require additional knowledge-based authentication questions. These additional questions do not work for legal representatives.
  3. At the bottom of the print dialog box, you can confirm the email address and the phone number of the legal representative. TaxCycle will create a new client account for the legal representative.
  4. While TaxCycle automatically enters the client name to create the TaxFolder Engagement label, you can type in this field to edit the label. For example, add “Estate of” in front of the name.

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