The IRS has launched a new feature that gives taxpayers digital control over who can represent them or view their tax records.
The new feature will allow individual taxpayers to authorize their tax practitioner to represent them before the IRS with a power of attorney (POA) and to view their tax accounts with a tax information authorization (TIA).
Tax professionals can go to the new tax pro account on IRS.gov to digitally initiate POAs and TIAs. These digital authorization requests are simpler versions of Forms 2848 and 8821.
Once completed and submitted by the tax professional, the authorization requests will appear in the taxpayers' online account for their review, approval or rejection and electronic signature. Read more.