Signing the 1040 form.

<p>So my parents have a preparer for the 1040 form and the college wants a copy of the tax return. The problem is my parents did not sign the form. Can they just sign it in in pen?</p>

<p>Yes…your parents SHOULD have received a copy of their 1040 form. It sounds like it was submitted electronically. Just have them make a copy of the 1040…and then sign in the signature box. They should date it the day it was actually submitted to the IRS.</p>