About Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative

Use Form 2848 to authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS. The individual you authorize must be a person eligible to practice before the IRS.

You may authorize a student who works in a qualified Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) or Student Tax Clinic Program (STCP) to represent you under a special appearance authorization issued by the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

Your authorization of a qualifying representative will also allow that individual to receive and inspect your confidential tax information.

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All Form 2848 Revisions

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics

About Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer

Publication 216, Conference and Practice Requirements (PDF)

About Publication 947, Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney

Treasury Department Circular No. 230, Regulations Governing Practice before the Internal Revenue Service

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