Bloomberg Tax: New IRS Tool Allows Tax Pros to Submit Authorizations Online (January 25, 2021)

Allyson Versprille, of Bloomberg Tax, has recently made available her article that discusses the new online portal that the IRS has created in order to help tax professionals get client signatures and submit forms like Form 2848, all online. With this new IRS tool, tax professionals can fill out Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representatives PDF and Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization PDF electronically. The article begins as follows:

A new IRS tool, rolled out Monday, allows tax professionals to remotely obtain signatures from clients and submit certain third-party authorization forms online.
 
The online portal can be used to electronically submit Form 2848, which allows taxpayers to authorize tax professionals to represent them before the IRS, and Form 8821, used by taxpayers to authorize others to view their tax return information. The 2019 Taxpayer First Act (Pub. L. 116-25) required the IRS to establish uniform procedures for accepting electronic signatures on those forms, but the agency missed the deadline for doing so. 


To see the full article, click: New IRS Tool Allows Tax Pros to Submit Authorizations Online

Posted by Elise Kim, Managing Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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