If you want to authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS, then you need file the form 2848. You can list up to three representatives on the form. Since your tax information contains sensitive information, be careful when filling out this form as it will allow the person that is authorized to receive and read all those confidential documents about IRS.
What is Form 2848
Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, is a tax form that individuals and businesses use to authorize someone else to represent them before the IRS. When you complete Form 2848, you are giving the person you name as your representative (also known as an “agent”) the authority to act on your behalf in matters related to your tax return or other tax-related matters.
Form 2848 can be used for a variety of purposes, including:
- Signing your tax return
- Filing your tax return
- Receiving confidential information about your tax affairs
- Making decisions on your behalf regarding tax matters
- Representing you in an audit or other tax-related matter
To complete Form 2848, you will need to provide your personal information, as well as the name and contact information of your representative. You will also need to specify the type of tax matters for which you are authorizing your representative to act on your behalf.
If you need to revoke your authorization or make changes to your representative’s authorization, you can do so by completing a new Form 2848 and submitting it to the IRS. Keep in mind that your authorization will remain in effect until it is revoked or otherwise terminated.
Where to File Form 2848
You can submit it online at IRS.gov/Submit2848. You can also fax or mail it to the fax number or address below.
|IF you live in:||Mail or Fax Form 2848 to:|
|Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, or West Virginia||Internal Revenue Service|
5333 Getwell Road
Memphis, TN 38118
|Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming||Internal Revenue Service|
1973 Rulon White Blvd., MS 6737
Ogden, UT 84201
|All APO and FPO addresses, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, a foreign country, or otherwise outside the United States.||Internal Revenue Service|
International CAF Team
2970 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fax: 855-772-3156, or 304-707-9785 (Outside the United States)
How to Fax Form 2553 to IRS
Fax Form 2553 to IRS from a Fax Machine
- Download Form 2848 online.
- You can either print it out or directly use the electronic one.
- Fill out the form seriously according to the specific instructions.
- When a paper form is used, you should open your fax machine and put it into the document feeder. If an electronic form is used, however, open it on your computer and click “File” and select “Fax” feature.
- Fax it to the Internal Revenue Service Center based on the fax number mentioned above.
Fax Form 2553 to IRS from an Online Fax App
- Prepare your Form 2553 in a paper or electronic form and get it filled with your information compatible with requirements.
- Download and install an online fax app on your device.
- Open the app and enter the fax number.
- Scan the completed form with the webcam on your digital devices or directly attach the file from third-party sources.
- Edit your file by adding a cover page or signing the file. (You can download IRS fax cover pages here)
- Preview before you send.
- Keep track of the fax status.