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Do I need to file form 2848?

Do I need to file form 2848?

Authorizing someone to represent you does not relieve you of your tax obligations. If you check the box on line 4, mail or fax Form 2848 to the IRS office handling the specific matter. If you use an electronic signature (see Electronic Signatures below), you must submit your Form 2848 online.

Who can fill out form 2848?

Only certain people can be granted Power of Attorney using form 2848. For tax professionals that group includes attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents. The form allows these tax professionals to represent their client before the IRS as if they were the taxpayer.

How do I get power of attorney from the IRS?

How to Authorize

  1. Authorize in your online account – Certain tax professionals can submit a Power of Attorney authorization request to your online account.
  2. Authorize with Form 2848 – Complete and submit online, by fax or mail Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative.

What is the difference between form 8821 and form 2848?

The Form 8821 cannot be used to name an individual to represent you before the IRS. The main difference in the 2 is that while the 2848 allows representation and copies, the 8821 is only authorizing the copies to be sent to a 3rd party.

Where to send 2848?

The completed Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative Form (IRS form 2848) should be mailed to the appropriate regional IRS office. There are three national centers that receive paperwork – in Tennessee, Utah, and Pennsylvania. Consult the filing directions on the IRS Website to determine where to send your form.

Can form 2848 be signed electronically?

The IRS is strict about the e-signatures for Form 2848 (Power of Attorney) and does not accept this form of signature from a taxpayer. Those forms still require a physical hand-written signature.