How to Send Binary Attachments to The IRS

Sending Binary Attachments


Some forms allow taxpayers to submit additional attachments to the IRS, if required. You can find this information at the bottom of the 1040.  (At the bottom of the 8879 is where you can attach miscellaneous forms.)

  1. At the bottom of the 1040, select the appropriate document that you will be attaching to the return.


  2. In the Description field, enter a description of the document and why you are attaching it.

  3. If scanning a Document with the handheld scanner, click on Scan Document.

  4. If attaching a document scanned from a flatbed scanner, click on Import Document and select the PDF.

  5. Press Okto complete.

Your document should now be attached to the return, and will be sent to the IRS when the return is e-filed.