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Form 8879-PE (2016)
Future Developments
General Partner or Limited
• Provide the general partner or limited
liability company member manager with
Liability Company Member
For the latest information about
a corrected copy of the Form 8879-PE if
Manager Responsibilities
developments related to Form 8879-PE
changes are made to the return (for
and its instructions, such as legislation
example, based on the general partner
The general partner or limited liability
enacted after they were published, go to
or member manager’s review).
company member manager will:
• See Pub. 4163 for more information.
• Verify the accuracy of the partnership’s
Purpose of Form
return of partnership income;
Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. We
A general partner or limited liability
• Check the appropriate box in Part II to
ask for the information on this form to
company member manager and an
either authorize the ERO to enter the
carry out the Internal Revenue laws of
electronic return originator (ERO) use
general partner or limited liability
the United States. You are required to
Form 8879-PE when the general
company member manager’s PIN or
give us the information. We need it to
partner or limited liability company
choose to enter it in person;
ensure that you are complying with these
member manager wants to use a
laws and to allow us to figure and collect
• Indicate or verify his or her PIN when
personal identification number (PIN)
the right amount of tax.
authorizing the ERO to enter it (the PIN
to electronically sign a partnership’s
must be five digits other than all zeros);
You aren’t required to provide the
electronic return of partnership income.
information requested on a form that is
• Sign, date, and enter his or her title in
A general partner or limited liability
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act
Part II; and
company member manager who
unless the form displays a valid OMB
doesn’t use Form 8879-PE must use
• Return the completed Form 8879-PE
control number. Books or records
Form 8453-PE, U.S. Partnership
to the ERO. The acceptable delivery
relating to a form or its instructions must
Declaration for an IRS e-file Return. For
methods include hand delivery, U.S.
be retained as long as their contents
more information, see the instructions for
mail, private delivery service, email,
may become material in the
Form 8453-PE.
Internet website, and fax.
administration of any Internal Revenue
Don’t send this form to the IRS. The
The partnership’s return won't be
law. Generally, tax returns and return
ERO must retain Form 8879-PE.
transmitted to the IRS until the ERO
information are confidential, as required
receives the general partner or limited
by Internal Revenue Code section 6103.
ERO Responsibilities
liability company member manager’s
The time needed to complete and file
The ERO will:
signed Form 8879-PE.
this form will vary depending on
• Enter the name and employer
individual circumstances. The estimated
Important Notes for EROs
identification number of the partnership
burden for business taxpayers filing this
• Don’t send Form 8879-PE to the IRS
at the top of the form;
form is approved under OMB control
unless requested to do so. Retain the
number 1545-0123 and is included in the
• Complete Part I using the amounts
completed Form 8879-PE for 3 years
estimates shown in the instructions for
(zero may be entered when appropriate)
from the return due date or IRS received
their business income tax return.
from the partnership’s 2016 return of
date, whichever is later. Form 8879-PE
partnership income;
Comments. You can send us comments
can be retained electronically in
by going to ,
• Enter on the authorization line in Part II
accordance with the recordkeeping
clicking on More Information, and then
the ERO firm name (not the name of the
guidelines in Rev. Proc. 97-22, which is
clicking on Give us feedback. You can
individual preparing the return) if the
on page 9 of Internal Revenue Bulletin
also send your comments to the Internal
ERO is authorized to enter the general
1997-13 at
Revenue Service, Tax Forms and
partner or limited liability company
Publications Division, 1111 Constitution
member manager’s PIN;
• Enter the general partner or limited
Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC
• Give the general partner or limited
liability company member manager’s PIN
liability company member manager Form
on the input screen only if the general
THIS ADDRESS. Instead, keep it for
8879-PE for completion and review
partner or limited liability company
your records.
(acceptable delivery methods include
member manager has authorized you to
hand delivery, U.S. mail, private delivery
do so.
service, email, Internet website, and fax);
• Provide the general partner or limited
liability company member manager with
• Complete Part III, including a signature
a copy of the signed Form 8879-PE
and date.
upon request.
The ERO must receive the
completed and signed Form
8879-PE from the general
partner or limited liability
company member manager before the
electronic return is transmitted (or
released for transmission).


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