Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
U.S. S Corporation Income Tax Declaration
for an IRS e-file Return
File electronically with the corporation’s tax return. Do not file paper copies.
Information about Form 8453-S and its instructions is at www.irs.gov/form8453s.
For calendar year 2015, or tax year beginning , 2015, and ending , 20
OMB No. 1545-0123
Name of corporation
Employer identification number
Part I Tax Return Information (Whole dollars only)
1 Gross receipts or sales less returns and allowances (Form 1120S, line 1c) . . . . . . 1
2 Gross profit (Form 1120S, line 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
3 Ordinary business income (loss) (Form 1120S, line 21) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
4 Net rental real estate income (loss) (Form 1120S, Schedule K, line 2) . . . . . . . . 4
5 Income (loss) reconciliation (Form 1120S, Schedule K, line 18) . . . . . . . . . . 5
Part II Declaration of Officer (see instructions) Be sure to keep a copy of the corporation’s tax return.
I consent that the corporation’s refund be directly deposited as designated on the Form 8050, Direct Deposit of
Corporate Tax Refund, that will be electronically transmitted with the corporation’s 2015 federal income tax return.
I do not want direct deposit of the corporation’s refund or the corporation is not receiving a refund.
I authorize the U.S. Treasury and its designated Financial Agent to initiate an electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit)
entry to the financial institution account indicated in the tax preparation software for payment of the corporation’s federal
taxes owed on this return, and the financial institution to debit the entry to this account. To revoke a payment, I must
contact the U.S. Treasury Financial Agent at 1-888-353-4537 no later than 2 business days prior to the payment
(settlement) date. I also authorize the financial institutions involved in the processing of the electronic payment of taxes
to receive confidential information necessary to answer inquiries and resolve issues related to the payment.
If the corporation is filing a balance due return, I understand that if the IRS does not receive full and timely payment of its tax liability,
the corporation will remain liable for the tax liability and all applicable interest and penalties.
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I am an officer of the above corporation and that the information I have given my electronic return originator (ERO),
transmitter, and/or intermediate service provider (ISP) and the amounts in Part I above agree with the amounts on the corresponding lines of the corporation’s
2015 federal income tax return. To the best of my knowledge and belief, the corporation’s return is true, correct, and complete. I consent to my ERO, transmitter,
and/or ISP sending the corporation’s return, this declaration, and accompanying schedules and statements to the IRS. I also consent to the IRS sending my
ERO, transmitter, and/or ISP an acknowledgement of receipt of transmission and an indication of whether or not the corporation’s return is accepted and, if
rejected, the reason(s) for the rejection. If the processing of the corporation’s return or refund is delayed, I authorize the IRS to disclose to my ERO, transmitter,
and/or ISP the reason(s) for the delay, or when the refund was sent.
Signature of officer
Part III Declaration of Electronic Return Originator (ERO) and Paid Preparer (see instructions)
I declare that I have reviewed the above corporation’s return and that the entries on Form 8453-S are complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. If I am
only a collector, I am not responsible for reviewing the return and only declare that this form accurately reflects the data on the return. The corporate officer will
have signed this form before I submit the return. I will give the officer a copy of all forms and information to be filed with the IRS, and have followed all other
requirements in Pub. 3112, IRS e-file Application and Participation, and Pub. 4163, Modernized e-File (MeF) Information for Authorized IRS e-file Providers for
Business Returns. If I am also the Paid Preparer, under penalties of perjury I declare that I have examined the above corporation’s return and accompanying
schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete. This Paid Preparer declaration is based on all
information of which I have any knowledge.
ERO’s SSN or PTIN
Firm’s name (or
yours if self-employed),
address, and ZIP code
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined the above corporation's return and accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my
knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete. This declaration is based on all information of which I have any knowledge.
Print/Type preparer’s name Preparer’s signature Date
For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions.
Cat. No. 64422I
Form 8453-S (2015)
Form 8453-S (2015)
For the latest information about
developments related to Form 8453-S and
its instructions, such as legislation enacted
after they were published, go to
Instead of filing Form 8453-S, a
corporate officer filing a
corporation’s return through an
electronic return originator
(ERO) can sign the return using a personal
identification number (PIN). For details, see
Form 8879-S, IRS e-file Signature
Authorization for Form 1120S.
Purpose of Form
Use Form 8453-S to:
• Authenticate an electronic Form 1120S,
U.S. Income Tax Return for an S
• Authorize the ERO, if any, to transmit via
a third-party transmitter,
• Authorize the intermediate service
provider (ISP) to transmit via a third-party
transmitter if you are filing online (not using
an ERO), and
• Provide the corporation’s consent to
directly deposit any refund and/or
authorize an electronic funds withdrawal
for payment of federal taxes owed.
Who Must File
If you are filing a 2015 Form 1120S through
an ISP and/or transmitter and you are not
using an ERO, you must file Form 8453-S
with your electronically filed return. An ERO
can use either Form 8453-S or Form
8879-S to obtain authorization to file the
corporation’s Form 1120S.
When and Where To File
File Form 8453-S with the corporation’s
electronically filed income tax return. Use a
scanner to create a Portable Document
Format (PDF) file of the completed form.
Your tax preparation software will allow
you to transmit this PDF file with the return.
Name. Print or type the corporation’s
name in the space provided.
Employer identification number (EIN).
Enter the corporation’s EIN in the space
Part II—Declaration of Officer
Note: The corporate officer must check all
applicable boxes on line 6.
If the corporation has tax due and the
officer did not check box 6c, the
corporation must deposit the payment no
later than the 15th day of the 3rd month
after the end of its tax year. For more
information on depositing taxes, see the
Instructions for Form 1120S.
If the officer checks box 6c, the officer
must ensure that the following information
relating to the financial institution account
is provided in the tax preparation software.
• Routing number.
• Account number.
• Type of account (checking or savings).
• Debit amount.
• Debit date (date the corporation wants
the debit to occur).
An electronically transmitted return will
not be considered complete, and therefore
filed, unless either:
• Form 8453-S is signed by a corporate
officer, scanned into a PDF file, and
transmitted with the return, or
• The return is filed through an ERO and
Form 8879-S is used to select a PIN that is
used to electronically sign the return.
The officer’s signature allows the IRS to
disclose to the ERO, transmitter, and/or
• An acknowledgement that the IRS has
accepted the corporation’s electronically
filed return, and
• The reason(s) for any delay in processing
the return or refund.
The declaration of officer must be signed
and dated by:
• The president, vice president, treasurer,
assistant treasurer, chief accounting
• Any other corporate officer (such as tax
officer) authorized to sign the corporation’s
income tax return.
If the ERO makes changes to the
electronic return after Form 8453-S has
been signed by the officer, whether it was
before it was transmitted or if the return
was rejected after transmission, the ERO
must have the officer complete and sign a
corrected Form 8453-S if either:
• The total income (loss) on Form 1120S,
line 6, differs from the amount on the
electronic return by more than $150, or
• The ordinary business income (loss) on
Form 1120S, line 21, differs from the
amount on the electronic return by more
Part III—Declaration of Electronic
Return Originator (ERO) and Paid
Note: If the return is filed online through an
ISP and/or transmitter (not using an ERO),
do not complete Part III.
If the corporation’s return is filed through
an ERO, the IRS requires the ERO’s
signature. A paid preparer, if any, must
sign Form 8453-S in the space for Paid
Preparer Use Only. But if the paid preparer
is also the ERO, do not complete the paid
preparer section. Instead, check the box
labeled “Check if also paid preparer.”
Use of PTIN
Paid preparers. Anyone who is paid to
prepare the corporation's return must enter
their PTIN in Part III. For information on
applying for and receiving a PTIN, see
Form W-12, IRS Paid Preparer Tax
Identification Number (PTIN) Application
and Renewal, or visit www.irs.gov/ptin.
EROs who are not paid preparers. Only
EROs who are not also the paid preparer of
the return have the option to enter their
PTIN or their social security number in the
"ERO's Use Only" section of Part III. For
information on applying for and receiving a
PTIN, see Form W-12, IRS Paid Preparer
Tax Identification Number (PTIN)
Application and Renewal, or visit
The IRS generally issues a refund within 3
weeks after accepting the return. However,
some refunds may be delayed because of
compliance reviews to ensure that returns
Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction
Act Notice. We ask for the information on
this form to carry out the Internal Revenue
laws of the United States. You are required
to give us the information. We need it to
ensure that you are complying with these
laws and to allow us to figure and collect
the right amount of tax. Internal Revenue
Code section 6109 requires EROs to
provide their identifying numbers on the
You are not required to provide the
information requested on a form that is
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act
unless the form displays a valid OMB
control number. Books or records relating
to a form or its instructions must be
retained as long as their contents may
become material in the administration of
any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax
returns and return information are
confidential, as required by Internal
Revenue Code section 6103.
The time needed to complete and file
this form will vary depending on individual
circumstances. The estimated average time
Recordkeeping . . . . 4 hr., 46 min.
Learning about the law
or the form . . . . . . . 6 min.
Preparing and sending
the form to the IRS . . . . . 10 min.
Comments. You can send us comments
by going to www.irs.gov/formspubs,
clicking on "More Information," and then
clicking on "Give us Feedback." You can
also send your comments to the Internal
Revenue Service, Tax Forms and
Publications Division, 1111 Constitution
Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC 20224.
DO NOT SEND THE FORM TO THIS
ADDRESS. Instead, see When and Where
To File, earlier.