Who must sign a 1065 Partnership Tax Return for it to be considered a "return"?
Form 1065 isn't considered to be a return
unless it is signed by a partner or LLC
member. When a return is made for a
partnership by a receiver, trustee, or
assignee, the fiduciary must sign the return,
instead of the partner or LLC member.
Returns and forms signed by a receiver or
trustee in bankruptcy on behalf of a
partnership must be accompanied by a copy
of the order or instructions of the court
authorizing signing of the return or form.
When filing an AAR, Form 1065 must be
signed by the partnership representative (or
the designated individual if the partnership
representative is an entity) for the reviewed
See the 1065 instructions for more information.