The IRS Power of Attorney Forms and its Important Details

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Every law-abiding citizen has the responsibility to pay his or her taxes on time.  It is important to pay taxes because this is considered as the lifeblood of the government. Paying taxes should not be considered as a burden,Guest Posting rather as a good thing.  This is because the taxes that you pay will be used to finance important government projects, which could be for the benefit of its citizens.  But still, there might be some instances that you were not able to pay your taxes on time.  This could be because of valid reasons that are reasonable and legally acceptable.  Sure enough, you or a representative will have to go to the IRS to settle your taxes, and thus, you will have to fill-up an IRS power of attorney form. 

But then, there will be times that you will have a difficult time documenting and preparing your tax returns.  You have to prepare your documents at home and have no time to go to the IRS. You don’t have to worry about it because there are websites that allow you to download the form.  This form is called the IRS Power of Attorney form or form 2848, having a title of Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative. 

Now that you have the form the next thing to do is to fill-up all the important details.  It should be the taxpayer that should fill it up.  You can then appoint a legal representative to stand for you.  As a taxpayer, you will also have to write your complete address and your SSS number. As for the representative, important details will also have to be placed in the form, as well as the CAF number assigned to him/her from the IRS form.  In case you don’t have a representative, then you can leave it blank, or place “none” or “not applicable.”

The form may also have attached pages.  This is where you will place all details regarding you tax returns, as well as, placing details on the responsibilities of your representative.  You should bear in mind to include in the details the scope of time the representative will be able to act legally.  This is to prevent any missed audits or incorrect declaration of taxes.  Any penalties that a taxpayer will have exclusive of the dates that are assigned to a representative will be made liable to the taxpayer.  This prevents confusion.  You will have to make sure that you are clear when your representative will have legal rights to your taxes


You might ask, you could be suitable to be the IRS representative?  He or she could be an attorney, CPA, or legally declared representative by the IRS.  It is not advisable to use family members who do not have any experience with taxes because they might not represent you well.


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James Kahn
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James is an expert in writing about legal forms and documents that may help you when your in the search of the right legal document. He writes many articles about forms ranging from, power of attorney forms, landlord tenant forms, and almost any legal form that your searching for.

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