Power of Attorney (POA)
A Power of Attorney (POA) allows a third party to represent you before the IRS. The authorized individual can advocate, negotiate, and sign on your behalf. They can argue facts and the application of law. POAs can receive copies of notices and transcripts of your account.
Authorized individuals can include attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled agents, general partners, full time employees, family members, and others.
POAs must be in writing.
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