Form 2848

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Definition of 'Form 2848'

Form 2848 is a document that allows you to appoint someone to act as your representative in tax matters. This can be useful if you are unable to handle your own taxes, or if you want someone else to handle them for you.

The person you appoint is called your "tax representative." They can be anyone you choose, as long as they are a U.S. citizen or resident. Your tax representative can do anything that you can do in regards to your taxes, including filing returns, paying taxes, and representing you in audits.

To appoint a tax representative, you need to fill out Form 2848 and sign it. You must also provide your tax representative's name, address, and Social Security number. You can file Form 2848 with the IRS at any time.

Once Form 2848 is filed, your tax representative will have the same rights and responsibilities as you do in regards to your taxes. This means that they can access your tax records, file returns, and pay taxes on your behalf. They can also represent you in audits and other tax-related matters.

It is important to note that Form 2848 does not give your tax representative the right to sign your name on any documents. They can only sign documents on your behalf if you have specifically authorized them to do so.

If you want to revoke your tax representative's authority, you can do so by filing a new Form 2848. You must also notify the IRS in writing that you are revoking your tax representative's authority.

Form 2848 is a valuable tool that can help you manage your taxes if you are unable to do so yourself. By appointing a tax representative, you can ensure that your taxes are filed and paid on time, and that you are represented properly in any tax-related matters.

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