(Rev. January 2018)
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Electronic Filing Declaration for Form 8963
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OMB No. 1545-2253
For calendar year 20
Name of organization Employer identification number
Declaration of Officer
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined the electronic report, including accompanying statements, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief,
it is true, correct, and complete. If I am signing as the designated entity, I also declare that the above named entity is the agent of an affiliated group or other
designated entity (as per the instructions). I understand that the designated entity will receive IRS communications relating to the fee imposed by ACA section
9010 and is to pay this fee to the IRS on behalf of the controlled group. Each person that is a controlled group member at the end of the day on December 31,
2017, is jointly and severally liable for this fee. I further declare that each controlled group member identified on the electronic report consents to the choice of
the designated entity indicated on that report. I further certify that I am an officer of the single-person covered entity or the designated entity, and that I am duly
authorized to sign this report on behalf of that covered entity. Each person who is a controlled group member at the end of the day on December 31, 2017, and
would qualify as a covered entity in 2018 if it were a single-person covered entity is jointly and severally liable for any applicable penalty under ACA section 9010.
(Where the designated entity is selected by the IRS, each entity in this report is deemed to consent to the choice of designated entity.)
Signature of officer Date
Print name of signing official Daytime telephone number
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Purpose of Form
Use Form 8453-R to authenticate the electronic filing of Form 8963,
Report of Health Insurance Provider Information.
Who Must File
If you file Form 8963 electronically in 2018, you must upload Form
8453-R with your report.
When To File
Form 8453-R must be filed with your electronically filed Form 8963.
How To File
Create a PDF file of the completed Form 8453-R and upload it with
Declaration of Officer
An electronically transmitted report will not be considered complete
(and therefore not considered filed) unless Form 8453-R is signed
by an officer of the organization, scanned into a PDF file, and
transmitted with the report.
The officer's signature allows the IRS to disclose to the
• An acknowledgement that the IRS has accepted the
organization's electronically filed report, and
• The reason(s) for a delay in processing the report.
The declaration of officer must be signed and dated by:
• The president, vice president, treasurer, assistant treasurer, chief
accounting officer, or
• Any other officer of the organization, such as an officer of the
single-person covered entity or the designated entity, authorized to
sign the organization's report.
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in Internal Revenue Code section 6103.
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Cat. No. 60914Z
Form 8453-R (Rev. 1-2018)
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