Most tax forms are online fillable by default. For example, if you’re filling out the IRS version of Form W-9 online, you can only enter your information on it but won’t be able to enter the date and your signature when viewing it on your browser.
To sign documents electronically, either the platform you’re filling out needs to have the ability to file tax forms online or you must use a PDF filler. Since finding tax documents that are online fillable is quite a challenging task, using a PDF filler is going to be the most convenient way of doing it.
While most PDF fillers allow its user to enter their electronic signature, creating one on the go isn’t something featured in many PDF fillers. For both creating an e-signature and entering it on the document you want to sign, we suggest using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. It is without a doubt the best free PDF filler that there is.
Upon downloading and installing the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on your computer, you will be able to create and sign documents on your computer. Here is what you need to do:
- Open the PDF document you want to sign with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
- On the left side menu, select Fill&Sign.
- Choose Sign at the top bar menu.
- Click on create e-signature. You can create electronic signatures using a stylus or just your mouse. After you create one, select your signature.
- Carry your signature to the area of the PDF file you need to sign. If you wish, you can adjust the height and the width of the signature so it looks a lot more professional.
This is as easy as it gets when signing documents online. We suggest using these kinds of PDF fillers to sign documents. Also, signing documents on online platforms such as Futufan is another option where you can both file and enter your signature on tax forms. For more information about the 2021 tax forms, visit our front page.