Submitting Federal Power of Attorney
The IRS recently announced a new way for practitioners and taxpayers to submit a power of attorney on-line to the IRS.
Practitioners can use their existing IRS e-services account to request a power of attorney for a client. Once the request is completed and submitted by the practitioner using the e-services account, the client can electronically sign the power of attorney using an existing individual tax online IRS account or by creating such an account. Such individual accounts are accessed at: https://www.irs.gov/payments/view-your-tax-account
The IRS has indicated that the new system will result in substantially quicker processing of power of attorney forms.
The new system is optional, and those who prefer to use the existing process of mailing or faxing power of attorney forms to the IRS can still do so.