What is a form 8821 used for?

What is a form 8821 used for?

Form 8821 authorizes the IRS to disclose your confidential tax information to the person you designate. This form is provided for your convenience and its use is voluntary. The information is used by the IRS to determine what confidential tax information your designee can inspect and/or receive.

What is the difference between form 8821 and 2848?

Whereas Form 2848 allows a power of attorney to represent a taxpayer before the IRS, Form 8821: Tax Information Authorization empowers someone to receive and inspect your confidential information without representing you to the IRS.

How long is an 8821 Good For?

seven years
It can be used on most tax return filings. It can also be filed for multiple years, including up to three years in advance. Form 8821 expires after seven years or until it is revoked. An advantage of Form 8821 is that it allows anyone in your firm to contact the IRS; this can help you leverage your staff members.

What is IRS Publication 1345?

Publication 1345, Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns, provides rules and requirements for participation in IRS e-file of individual income tax returns and related forms and schedules.

What is a form 2848 used for?

Use Form 2848 to authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS. See Substitute Form 2848, later, for information about using a power of attorney other than a Form 2848 to authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS. The individual you authorize must be eligible to practice before the IRS.

How long does it take to process 8821?

The IRS must receive your Form 8821 within 120 days of the date the taxpayer signed and dated it. 8. Form 8821 does not expire and will remain valid until the taxpayer or the appointee revokes it.

How do I submit form 8821?

Submit Forms via Fax or Mail If you can’t submit your forms online, you can fax or mail your forms directly to the IRS. For information, see Instructions for Form 2848 or Instructions Form 8821.

Does the IRS need original signatures?

The IRS doesn’t specify what technology a taxpayer must use to capture an electronic signature. The IRS will accept images of signatures (scanned or photographed) including common file types supported by Microsoft 365 such as tiff, jpg, jpeg, pdf, Microsoft Office suite or Zip.

Do I need to file form 2848?

When do you need Form 2848? Not just anyone can be granted power of attorney with the IRS. While you can authorize immediate family members to act on your behalf, this form is most often used to authorize a tax professional to deal with the IRS for you.