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Irs tax amendment form Publication 334 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Irs tax amendment form Tax questions. Irs tax amendment form Future Developments What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Photographs of Missing Children Introduction The purpose of this publication is to provide general information about the federal tax laws that apply to small business owners who are sole proprietors and to statutory employees. Irs tax amendment form This publication has information on business income, expenses, and tax credits that may help you file your income tax return. Irs tax amendment form Are you self-employed?   You are self-employed if you carry on a trade or business as a sole proprietor or an independent contractor. Irs tax amendment form Sole proprietor. Irs tax amendment form   A sole proprietor is someone who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself. Irs tax amendment form However, if you are the sole member of a domestic limited liability company (LLC), you are not a sole proprietor if you elect to treat the LLC as a corporation. Irs tax amendment form Trade or business. Irs tax amendment form    A trade or business is generally an activity carried on to make a profit. Irs tax amendment form The facts and circumstances of each case determine whether or not an activity is a trade or business. Irs tax amendment form You do not need to actually make a profit to be in a trade or business as long as you have a profit motive. Irs tax amendment form You do need to make ongoing efforts to further the interests of your business. Irs tax amendment form   You do not have to carry on regular full-time business activities to be self-employed. Irs tax amendment form Having a part-time business in addition to your regular job or business may be self-employment. Irs tax amendment form Independent contractor. Irs tax amendment form    People such as doctors, dentists, veterinarians, lawyers, accountants, contractors, subcontractors, public stenographers, or auctioneers who are in an independent trade, business, or profession in which they offer their services to the general public are generally independent contractors. Irs tax amendment form However, whether they are independent contractors or employees depends on the facts in each case. Irs tax amendment form The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or to direct only the result of the work and not how it will be done. Irs tax amendment form The earnings of a person who is working as an independent contractor are subject to self-employment tax. Irs tax amendment form For more information on determining whether you are an employee or independent contractor, see Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Irs tax amendment form Statutory employee. Irs tax amendment form   A statutory employee has a checkmark in box 13 of his or her Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Irs tax amendment form Statutory employees use Schedule C or C-EZ to report their wages and expenses. Irs tax amendment form Limited liability company (LLC). Irs tax amendment form   A limited liability company (LLC) is an entity formed under state law by filing articles of organization. Irs tax amendment form Generally, a single-member LLC is disregarded as an entity separate from its owner and reports its income and deductions on its owner's federal income tax return. Irs tax amendment form An owner who is an individual may use Schedule C or C-EZ. Irs tax amendment form Business owned and operated by spouses. Irs tax amendment form   If you and your spouse jointly own and operate an unincorporated business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership, whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. Irs tax amendment form Do not use Schedule C or C-EZ. Irs tax amendment form Instead, file Form 1065, U. Irs tax amendment form S. Irs tax amendment form Return of Partnership Income. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see Publication 541, Partnerships. Irs tax amendment form    Exception—Community income. Irs tax amendment form If you and your spouse wholly own an unincorporated business as community property under the community property laws of a state, foreign country, or U. Irs tax amendment form S. Irs tax amendment form possession, you can treat the business either as a sole proprietorship or a partnership. Irs tax amendment form The only states with community property laws are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Irs tax amendment form A change in your reporting position will be treated as a conversion of the entity. Irs tax amendment form    Exception—Qualified joint venture. Irs tax amendment form If you and your spouse each materially participate as the only members of a jointly owned and operated business, and you file a joint return for the tax year, you can make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership for the tax year. Irs tax amendment form Making this election will allow you to avoid the complexity of Form 1065 but still give each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based. Irs tax amendment form For an explanation of "material participation," see the Instructions for Schedule C, line G. Irs tax amendment form   To make this election, you must divide all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit attributable to the business between you and your spouse in accordance with your respective interests in the venture. Irs tax amendment form Each of you must file a separate Schedule C or C-EZ and a separate Schedule SE. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see Qualified Joint Ventures in the Instructions for Schedule SE. Irs tax amendment form This publication does not cover the topics listed in the following table. Irs tax amendment form    IF you need information about: THEN you should see: Corporations Publication 542 Farming Publication 225 Fishermen (Capital Construction Fund)  Publication 595 Partnerships Publication 541 Passive activities Publication 925 Recordkeeping Publication 583 Rental Publication 527 S corporations Instructions for Form 1120S What you need to know. Irs tax amendment form   Table A provides a list of questions you need to answer to help you meet your federal tax obligations. Irs tax amendment form After each question is the location in this publication where you will find the related discussion. Irs tax amendment form Table A. Irs tax amendment form What You Need To Know About Federal Taxes (Note. Irs tax amendment form The following is a list of questions you may need to answer so you can fill out your federal income tax return. Irs tax amendment form Chapters are given to help you find the related discussion in this publication. Irs tax amendment form ) What must I know   Where to find the answer   What kinds of federal taxes do I have to pay? How do I pay them?   See chapter 1. Irs tax amendment form What forms must I file?   See chapter 1. Irs tax amendment form What must I do if I have employees?   See Employment Taxes in chapter 1. Irs tax amendment form Do I have to start my tax year in January, or can I start it in any other month?   See Accounting Periods in chapter 2. Irs tax amendment form What method can I use to account for my income and expenses?   See Accounting Methods in chapter 2. Irs tax amendment form What kinds of business income do I have to report on my tax return?   See chapter 5. Irs tax amendment form What kinds of business expenses can I deduct on my tax return?   See Business Expenses in chapter 8. Irs tax amendment form What kinds of expenses are not deductible as business expenses?   See Expenses You Cannot Deduct in chapter 8. Irs tax amendment form What happens if I have a business loss? Can I deduct it?   See chapter 9. Irs tax amendment form What must I do if I disposed of business property during the year?   See chapter 3. Irs tax amendment form What are my rights as a taxpayer?   See chapter 11. Irs tax amendment form Where do I go if I need help with federal tax matters?   See chapter 12. Irs tax amendment form IRS mission. Irs tax amendment form   Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. Irs tax amendment form Comments and suggestions. Irs tax amendment form   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Irs tax amendment form   You can write to us at the following address:  Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Irs tax amendment form NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Irs tax amendment form Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Irs tax amendment form   You can send your comments from www. Irs tax amendment form irs. Irs tax amendment form gov/formspubs/. Irs tax amendment form Click on “More Information” then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Irs tax amendment form ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Irs tax amendment form Ordering forms and publications. Irs tax amendment form   Visit  www. Irs tax amendment form irs. Irs tax amendment form gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Irs tax amendment form  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Irs tax amendment form Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Irs tax amendment form   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Irs tax amendment form gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Irs tax amendment form We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Irs tax amendment form Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 334, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Irs tax amendment form irs. Irs tax amendment form gov/pub334. Irs tax amendment form What's New for 2013 The following are some of the tax changes for 2013. Irs tax amendment form For information on other changes, go to IRS. Irs tax amendment form gov. Irs tax amendment form Tax rates. Irs tax amendment form . Irs tax amendment form  For tax years beginning in 2013, the social security part of the self-employment tax increases to 12. Irs tax amendment form 4%. Irs tax amendment form The Medicare part of the tax remains at 2. Irs tax amendment form 9%. Irs tax amendment form As a result, the self-employment tax is 15. Irs tax amendment form 3%. Irs tax amendment form Maximum net earnings. Irs tax amendment form  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax increases to $113,700 for 2013. Irs tax amendment form There is no maximum limit on earnings subject to the Medicare part. Irs tax amendment form Standard mileage rate. Irs tax amendment form  For 2013, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car, van, pickup, or panel truck for each mile of business use is 56. Irs tax amendment form 5 cents per mile. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see Car and Truck Expenses in chapter 8. Irs tax amendment form Simplified method for business use of home deduction. Irs tax amendment form . Irs tax amendment form  The IRS now provides a simplified method to determine your expenses for business use of your home. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see Business Use of Your Home in chapter 8. Irs tax amendment form What's New for 2014 The following are some of the tax changes for 2014. Irs tax amendment form For information on other changes, go to IRS. Irs tax amendment form gov. Irs tax amendment form Standard mileage rate. Irs tax amendment form  For 2014, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car, van, pickup, or panel truck for each mile of business use is 56 cents per mile. Irs tax amendment form Self-employment tax. Irs tax amendment form  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax is $117,000 for 2014. Irs tax amendment form Reminders Accounting methods. Irs tax amendment form  Certain small business taxpayers may be eligible to adopt or change to the cash method of accounting and may not be required to account for inventories. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see Inventories in chapter 2. Irs tax amendment form Reportable transactions. Irs tax amendment form  You must file Form 8886, Reportable Transaction Disclosure Statement, to report certain transactions. Irs tax amendment form You may have to pay a penalty if you are required to file Form 8886 but do not do so. Irs tax amendment form You may also have to pay interest and penalties on any reportable transaction understatements. Irs tax amendment form Reportable transactions include: Transactions the same as or substantially similar to tax avoidance transactions identified by the IRS, Transactions offered to you under conditions of confidentiality for which you paid an advisor a minimum fee, Transactions for which you have, or a related party has, contractual protection against disallowance of the tax benefits, Transactions that result in losses of at least $2 million in any single tax year ($50,000 if from certain foreign currency transactions) or $4 million in any combination of tax years, and Transactions the same or substantially similar to one of the types of transactions the IRS has identified as a transaction of interest. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8886. Irs tax amendment form Photographs of Missing Children The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 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Irs tax amendment form Publication 947 - Main Content Table of Contents Practice Before the IRSWhat Is Practice Before the IRS? Who Can Practice Before the IRS? Who Cannot Practice Before the IRS? How Does an Individual Become Enrolled? What Are the Rules of Practice? Authorizing a RepresentativeWhat Is a Power of Attorney? When Is a Power of Attorney Required? When Is a Power of Attorney Not Required? How Do I Fill Out Form 2848? What Happens to the Power of Attorney When Filed? How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Irs tax amendment form Practice Before the IRS The Office of Professional Responsibility and the Return Preparer Office generally are responsible for administering and enforcing the regulations governing practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form The Office of Professional Responsibility generally has responsibility for matters related to practitioner conduct and exclusive responsibility for discipline, including disciplinary proceedings and sanctions. Irs tax amendment form The Return Preparer Office is responsible for matters related to the authority to practice, including acting on applications for enrollment and administering competency testing and continuing education. Irs tax amendment form What Is Practice Before the IRS? Practice before the IRS covers all matters relating to any of the following. Irs tax amendment form Communicating with the IRS for a taxpayer regarding the taxpayer's rights, privileges, or liabilities under laws and regulations administered by the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Representing a taxpayer at conferences, hearings, or meetings with the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Preparing and filing documents, including tax returns, with the IRS for a taxpayer. Irs tax amendment form Providing a client with written advice which has a potential for tax avoidance or evasion. Irs tax amendment form Furnishing information at the request of the IRS or appearing as a witness for the taxpayer is not practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Who Can Practice Before the IRS? The following individuals can practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form However, any individual who is recognized to practice (a recognized representative) must be designated as the taxpayer's representative and file a written declaration with the IRS stating that he or she is authorized and qualified to represent a particular taxpayer. Irs tax amendment form Form 2848 can be used for this purpose. Irs tax amendment form Attorneys. Irs tax amendment form   Any attorney who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS and who is a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state, possession, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia may practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Certified public accountants (CPAs). Irs tax amendment form   Any CPA who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS and who is duly qualified to practice as a CPA in any state, possession, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia may practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Enrolled agents. Irs tax amendment form   Any enrolled agent in active status who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS may practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Enrolled retirement plan agents. Irs tax amendment form   Any enrolled retirement plan agent in active status who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS may practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form The practice of enrolled retirement plan agents is limited to certain Internal Revenue Code sections that relate to their area of expertise, principally those sections governing employee retirement plans. Irs tax amendment form Enrolled actuaries. Irs tax amendment form   Any individual who is enrolled as an actuary by the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS may practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form The practice of enrolled actuaries is limited to certain Internal Revenue Code sections that relate to their area of expertise, principally those sections governing employee retirement plans. Irs tax amendment form Student. Irs tax amendment form    Under certain circumstances, a student who is supervised by a practitioner may request permission to represent another person before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see Authorization for special appearances, later. Irs tax amendment form Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers. Irs tax amendment form   A registered tax return preparer is an individual who has passed an IRS competency test and is authorized to prepare and sign tax returns as the preparer. Irs tax amendment form An unenrolled return preparer is an individual other than an attorney, CPA, enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, or enrolled actuary who prepares and signs a taxpayer's return as the preparer, or who prepares a return but is not required (by the instructions to the return or regulations) to sign the return. Irs tax amendment form   Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers may only represent taxpayers before revenue agents, customer service representatives, or similar officers and employees of the Internal Revenue Service (including the Taxpayer Advocate Service) during an examination of the taxable year or period covered by the tax return they prepared and signed. Irs tax amendment form Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers cannot represent taxpayers, regardless of the circumstances requiring representation, before appeals officers, revenue officers, counsel or similar officers or employees of the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Treasury. Irs tax amendment form Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers cannot execute closing agreements, extend the statutory period for tax assessments or collection of tax, execute waivers, execute claims for refund, or sign any document on behalf of a taxpayer. Irs tax amendment form   If the unenrolled return preparer does not meet the requirements for limited representation, you may file Form 8821 to allow the preparer to inspect your tax information and receive copies of notices sent to you by the IRS. Irs tax amendment form See Form 8821. Irs tax amendment form Practice denied. Irs tax amendment form   Any individual engaged in limited practice before the IRS who is involved in disreputable conduct is subject to disciplinary action. Irs tax amendment form Disreputable conduct includes, but is not limited to, the list of items under Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct shown later under What Are the Rules of Practice. Irs tax amendment form Other individuals who may serve as representatives. Irs tax amendment form   Because of their special relationship with a taxpayer, the following individuals can represent the specified taxpayers before the IRS, provided they present satisfactory identification and, except in the case of an individual described in (1) below, proof of authority to represent the taxpayer. Irs tax amendment form An individual. Irs tax amendment form An individual can represent himself or herself before the IRS and does not have to file a written declaration of qualification and authority. Irs tax amendment form A family member. Irs tax amendment form An individual can represent members of his or her immediate family. Irs tax amendment form Immediate family includes a spouse, child, parent, brother, or sister of the individual. Irs tax amendment form An officer. Irs tax amendment form A bona fide officer of a corporation (including a parent, subsidiary, or other affiliated corporation), association, or organized group can represent the corporation, association, or organized group. Irs tax amendment form An officer of a governmental unit, agency, or authority, in the course of his or her official duties, can represent the organization before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form A partner. Irs tax amendment form A general partner may represent the partnership before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form An employee. Irs tax amendment form A regular full-time employee can represent his or her employer. Irs tax amendment form An employer can be, but is not limited to, an individual, partnership, corporation (including a parent, subsidiary, or other affiliated corporation), association, trust, receivership, guardianship, estate, organized group, governmental unit, agency, or authority. Irs tax amendment form A fiduciary. Irs tax amendment form A fiduciary (trustee, executor, personal representative, administrator, receiver, or guardian) stands in the position of a taxpayer and acts as the taxpayer, not as a representative. Irs tax amendment form See Fiduciary under When Is a Power of Attorney Not Required, later. Irs tax amendment form Representation Outside the United States Any individual may represent an individual or entity, who is outside the United States, before personnel of the IRS when such representation occurs outside the United States. Irs tax amendment form See section 10. Irs tax amendment form 7(c)(1)(vii) of Circular 230. Irs tax amendment form Authorization for Special Appearances The Commissioner of Internal Revenue, or delegate, can authorize an individual who is not otherwise eligible to practice before the IRS to represent another person for a particular matter. Irs tax amendment form The prospective representative must request this authorization in writing from the Office of Professional Responsibility. Irs tax amendment form However, it is granted only when extremely compelling circumstances exist. Irs tax amendment form If granted, the Commissioner, or delegate, will issue a letter that details the conditions related to the appearance and the particular tax matter for which the authorization is granted. Irs tax amendment form The authorization letter should not be confused with a letter from an IRS center advising an individual that he or she has been assigned a Centralized Authorization File (CAF) number. Irs tax amendment form The issuance of a CAF number does not indicate that an individual is either recognized or authorized to practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form It merely confirms that a centralized file for authorizations has been established for the individual under that number. Irs tax amendment form Students in LITCs and the STCP. Irs tax amendment form   A student who works in a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) or Student Tax Clinic Program (STCP) who is supervised by a practitioner may request permission to represent another person before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Authorization requests must be made to the Office of Professional Responsibility. Irs tax amendment form If granted, a letter authorizing the student's special appearance and detailing any conditions related to the appearance will be issued. Irs tax amendment form Students receiving an authorization letter generally can represent taxpayers before any IRS function or office subject to any conditions in the authorization letter. Irs tax amendment form If you intend to have a student represent you, review the authorization letter and ask your student, your student's supervisor, or the Office of Professional Responsibility if you have questions about the terms of the authorization. Irs tax amendment form Who Cannot Practice Before the IRS? In general, individuals who are not eligible or who have lost the privilege as a result of certain actions cannot practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form If an individual loses eligibility to practice, the IRS will not recognize a power of attorney that names the individual as a representative. Irs tax amendment form Corporations, associations, partnerships, and other persons that are not individuals. Irs tax amendment form   These organizations (or persons) are not eligible to practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Loss of Eligibility Generally, individuals lose their eligibility to practice before the IRS in the following ways. Irs tax amendment form Not meeting the requirements for renewal of enrollment (such as continuing professional education). Irs tax amendment form Requesting to be placed in inactive retirement status. Irs tax amendment form Being suspended or disbarred by the Office of Professional Responsibility for violating the regulations governing practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Failure to meet requirements. Irs tax amendment form   Individuals who fail to comply with the requirements for eligibility for renewal of enrollment will be notified by the IRS. Irs tax amendment form The notice will explain the reason for noncompliance and provide the individual with an opportunity to furnish information for reconsideration. Irs tax amendment form The individual has 60 days from the date of the notice to respond. Irs tax amendment form Inactive roster. Irs tax amendment form   An individual will be placed on the roster of inactive individuals for a period of three years, if he or she: Fails to respond timely to the notice of noncompliance with the renewal requirements, Fails to file timely the application for renewal, or Does not satisfy the requirements of eligibility for renewal. Irs tax amendment form The individual must file an application for renewal and satisfy all requirements for renewal after being placed in inactive status. Irs tax amendment form Otherwise, at the conclusion of the next renewal cycle, he or she will be removed from the roster and the enrollment or registration terminated. Irs tax amendment form Inactive retirement status. Irs tax amendment form   Individuals who request to be placed in an inactive retirement status will be ineligible to practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form They must continue to adhere to all renewal requirements. Irs tax amendment form They can be reinstated to an active enrollment status by filing an application for renewal and providing evidence that they have completed the required continuing professional education hours for the enrollment cycle or registration year. Irs tax amendment form Suspension and disbarment. Irs tax amendment form   Individuals authorized to practice before the IRS are subject to disciplinary proceedings and may be suspended or disbarred for violating any regulation governing practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form This includes engaging in acts of disreputable conduct. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct under What are the Rules of Practice, later. Irs tax amendment form   Practitioners who are suspended in a disciplinary proceeding are not allowed to practice before the IRS during the period of suspension. Irs tax amendment form See What Is Practice Before the IRS, earlier. Irs tax amendment form   Practitioners who are disbarred in a disciplinary proceeding are not allowed to practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form However, a practitioner can seek reinstatement from the Office of Professional Responsibility five years after disbarment. Irs tax amendment form   If the practitioner seeks reinstatement, he or she may not practice before the IRS until the Office of Professional Responsibility authorizes reinstatement. Irs tax amendment form The Office of Professional Responsibility may reinstate the practitioner if it is determined that: The practitioner's future conduct is not likely to be in violation of the regulations, and Granting the reinstatement would not be contrary to the public interest. Irs tax amendment form How Does an Individual Become Enrolled? The Return Preparer Office can grant enrollment to practice before the IRS to an applicant who demonstrates special competence in tax matters by passing a written examination administered by the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Enrollment also can be granted to an applicant who qualifies because of past service and technical experience in the IRS. Irs tax amendment form In either case, certain application forms, discussed next, must be filed. Irs tax amendment form Additionally, an applicant must not have engaged in any conduct that would justify suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form See Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct, later. Irs tax amendment form Form 2587. Irs tax amendment form   Applicants can apply to take the special enrollment examination by filing Form 2587, Application for Special Enrollment Examination. Irs tax amendment form Form 2587 can be filed online, by mail, or by fax. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see instructions and fees listed on the form. Irs tax amendment form To get Form 2587, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Irs tax amendment form Form 23 and Form 23-EP. Irs tax amendment form   Individuals who have passed the examination or are applying on the basis of past service and technical experience with the IRS can apply for enrollment by filing Form 23, Application for Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service, or Form 23-EP, Application for Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent. Irs tax amendment form The application must include a check or money order in the amount of the fee shown on Form 23 or Form 23-EP. Irs tax amendment form Alternatively, payment may be made electronically pursuant to instructions on the forms. Irs tax amendment form To get Form 23 or Form 23-EP, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Irs tax amendment form Form 5434. Irs tax amendment form   An individual may apply as an enrolled actuary on the basis of past employment with the IRS and technical experience by filing Form 5434, Application for Enrollment, with the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Irs tax amendment form The application must include a check or money order in the amount of the fee shown on Form 5434. Irs tax amendment form To get Form 5434, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Irs tax amendment form Period of enrollment. Irs tax amendment form   An enrollment card will be issued to each individual whose enrollment application is approved. Irs tax amendment form The individual is enrolled until the expiration date shown on the enrollment card or certificate. Irs tax amendment form To continue practicing beyond the expiration date, the individual must request renewal of the enrollment by filing Form 8554, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service, or Form 8554-EP, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA). Irs tax amendment form What Are the Rules of Practice? The rules governing practice before the IRS are published in the Code of Federal Regulations at 31 C. Irs tax amendment form F. Irs tax amendment form R. Irs tax amendment form part 10 and reprinted in Treasury Department Circular No. Irs tax amendment form 230 (Circular 230). Irs tax amendment form An attorney, CPA, enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, registered tax return preparer, or enrolled actuary authorized to practice before the IRS (referred to hereafter as a practitioner) has the duty to perform certain acts and is restricted from performing other acts. Irs tax amendment form In addition, a practitioner cannot engage in disreputable conduct (discussed later). Irs tax amendment form Any practitioner who does not comply with the rules of practice or engages in disreputable conduct is subject to disciplinary action. Irs tax amendment form Also, unenrolled preparers must comply with the rules of practice and conduct to exercise the privilege of limited practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form See Publication 470 for a discussion of the special rules for limited practice by unenrolled preparers. Irs tax amendment form Duties Practitioners must promptly submit records or information requested by officers or employees of the IRS, except when the practitioner believes on reasonable belief and good faith that the information is privileged. Irs tax amendment form Communications with respect to tax advice between a federally authorized tax practitioner and a taxpayer generally are confidential to the same extent that communication would be privileged if it were between a taxpayer and an attorney if the advice relates to: Noncriminal tax matters before the IRS, or Noncriminal tax proceedings brought in federal court by or against the United States. Irs tax amendment form Communications regarding corporate tax shelters. Irs tax amendment form   This protection of tax advice communications does not apply to any written communications between a federally authorized tax practitioner and any person, including a director, shareholder, officer, employee, agent, or representative of a corporation if the communication involves the promotion of the direct or indirect participation of the corporation in any tax shelter. Irs tax amendment form Duty to advise. Irs tax amendment form   A practitioner who knows that his or her client has not complied with the revenue laws or has made an error or omission in any return, document, affidavit, or other required paper, has the responsibility to advise the client promptly of the noncompliance, error, or omission, and the consequences of the noncompliance, error, or omission. Irs tax amendment form Due diligence. Irs tax amendment form   A practitioner must exercise due diligence when performing the following duties. Irs tax amendment form Preparing or assisting in the preparing, approving, and filing of returns, documents, affidavits, and other papers relating to IRS matters. Irs tax amendment form Determining the correctness of oral or written representations made by him or her to the Department of the Treasury. Irs tax amendment form Determining the correctness of oral or written representations made by him or her to clients with reference to any matter administered by the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Restrictions Practitioners are restricted from engaging in certain practices. Irs tax amendment form The following paragraphs discuss some of these restricted practices. Irs tax amendment form Delays. Irs tax amendment form   A practitioner must not unreasonably delay the prompt disposition of any matter before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Assistance from disbarred or suspended persons and former IRS employees. Irs tax amendment form   A practitioner must not knowingly, directly or indirectly, do the following. Irs tax amendment form Accept assistance from, or assist, any person who is under disbarment or suspension from practice before the IRS if the assistance relates to matters considered practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Accept assistance from any former government employee where provisions of Circular 230 or any federal law would be violated. Irs tax amendment form Performance as a notary. Irs tax amendment form   A practitioner who is a notary public and is employed as counsel, attorney, or agent in a matter before the IRS, or has a material interest in the matter, cannot engage in any notary activities related to that matter. Irs tax amendment form Negotiations of taxpayer refund checks. Irs tax amendment form   Practitioners must not endorse or otherwise negotiate (cash) any refund check (including directing or accepting payment by any means, electronic or otherwise, in an account owned or controlled by the practitioner or any firm or other entity with whom the practitioner is associated) issued to the taxpayer. Irs tax amendment form Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct Any practitioner or unenrolled return preparer may be disbarred or suspended from practice before the IRS, or censured, for incompetence or disreputable conduct. Irs tax amendment form The following list contains examples of conduct that is considered disreputable. Irs tax amendment form Being convicted of any criminal offense under the revenue laws or of any offense involving dishonesty or breach of trust. Irs tax amendment form Knowingly giving false or misleading information in connection with federal tax matters, or participating in such activity. Irs tax amendment form Soliciting employment by prohibited means as discussed in section 10. Irs tax amendment form 30 of Circular 230. Irs tax amendment form Willfully failing to file a federal tax return, evading or attempting to evade any federal tax or payment, or participating in such actions. Irs tax amendment form Misappropriating, or failing to properly and promptly remit, funds received from clients for payment of taxes or other obligations due the United States. Irs tax amendment form Directly or indirectly attempting to influence the official action of IRS employees by the use of threats, false accusations, duress, or coercion, or by offering gifts, favors, or any special inducements. Irs tax amendment form Being disbarred or suspended from practice as an attorney, CPA, public accountant, or actuary, by the District of Columbia or any state, possession, territory, commonwealth, or any federal court, or any federal agency, body, or board. Irs tax amendment form Knowingly aiding and abetting another person to practice before the IRS during a period of suspension, disbarment, or ineligibility of that other person. Irs tax amendment form Using abusive language, making false accusations and statements knowing them to be false, circulating or publishing malicious or libelous matter, or engaging in any contemptuous conduct in connection with practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Giving a false opinion knowingly, recklessly, or through gross incompetence; or following a pattern of providing incompetent opinions in questions arising under the federal tax laws. Irs tax amendment form Censure, Disbarments, and Suspensions The Office of Professional Responsibility may censure or institute proceedings to censure, suspend or disbar any attorney, CPA, or enrolled agent who has violated Circular 230. Irs tax amendment form A practitioner will be given the opportunity to demonstrate compliance with the rules before any disciplinary action is taken. Irs tax amendment form Authorizing a Representative You may either represent yourself, or you may authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form If you chose to have someone represent you, your representative must be a person eligible to practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form See Who Can Practice Before the IRS, earlier. Irs tax amendment form What Is a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is your written authorization for an individual to act on your behalf. Irs tax amendment form If the authorization is not limited, the individual generally can perform all acts that you can perform. Irs tax amendment form The authority granted to a registered tax return preparer or an unenrolled preparer is limited. Irs tax amendment form For information on the limits regarding registered tax return preparers, see Circular 230 §10. Irs tax amendment form 3(f). Irs tax amendment form For information on the limits regarding unenrolled preparers, see Publication 470. Irs tax amendment form Acts performed. Irs tax amendment form   Any representative, other than a registered tax return preparer or an unenrolled return preparer, can usually perform the following acts. Irs tax amendment form Represent you before any office of the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Sign an offer or a waiver of restriction on assessment or collection of a tax deficiency, or a waiver of notice of disallowance of claim for credit or refund. Irs tax amendment form Sign a consent to extend the statutory time period for assessment or collection of a tax. Irs tax amendment form Sign a closing agreement. Irs tax amendment form Signing your return. Irs tax amendment form   The representative named under a power of attorney is not permitted to sign your income tax return unless: The signature is permitted under the Internal Revenue Code and the related regulations (see Regulations section 1. Irs tax amendment form 6012-1(a)(5)). Irs tax amendment form You specifically authorize this in your power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form For example, the regulation permits a representative to sign your return if you are unable to sign the return due to: Disease or injury. Irs tax amendment form Continuous absence from the United States (including Puerto Rico) for a period of at least 60 days prior to the date required by law for filing the return. Irs tax amendment form Other good cause if specific permission is requested of and granted by the IRS. Irs tax amendment form When a return is signed by a representative, it must be accompanied by a power of attorney (or copy) authorizing the representative to sign the return. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see the Form 2848 instructions. Irs tax amendment form Limitation on substitution or delegation. Irs tax amendment form   A recognized representative can substitute or delegate authority under the power of attorney to another recognized representative only if the act is specifically authorized by you on the power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form   After a substitution has been made, only the newly recognized representative will be recognized as the taxpayer's representative. Irs tax amendment form If a delegation of power has been made, both the original and the delegated representative will be recognized by the IRS to represent you. Irs tax amendment form Disclosure of returns to a third party. Irs tax amendment form   Your representative cannot execute consents that will allow the IRS to disclose tax return or return information to a third party unless you specifically delegate this authority to your representative on line 5 of Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form Incapacity or incompetency. Irs tax amendment form   A power of attorney is generally terminated if you become incapacitated or incompetent. Irs tax amendment form   The power of attorney can continue, however, in the case of your incapacity or incompetency if you authorize this on line 5 “Other” of the Form 2848 and if your non-IRS durable power of attorney meets all the requirements for acceptance by the IRS. Irs tax amendment form See Non-IRS powers of attorney, later. Irs tax amendment form When Is a Power of Attorney Required? Submit a power of attorney when you want to authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS, whether or not the representative performs any of the other acts cited earlier under What Is a Power of Attorney. Irs tax amendment form A power of attorney is most often required when you want to authorize another individual to perform at least one of the following acts on your behalf. Irs tax amendment form Represent you at a meeting with the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Prepare and file a written response to the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Form Required Use Form 2848 to appoint a recognized representative to act on your behalf before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Individuals recognized to practice before the IRS are listed under Part II, Declaration of Representative, of Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form Your representative must complete that part of the form. Irs tax amendment form Non-IRS powers of attorney. Irs tax amendment form   The IRS will accept a non-IRS power of attorney, but a completed Form 2848 must be attached in order for the power of attorney to be entered on the Centralized Authorization File (CAF) system. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see Processing a non-IRS power of attorney, later. Irs tax amendment form   If you want to use a power of attorney document other than Form 2848, it must contain the following information. Irs tax amendment form Your name and mailing address. Irs tax amendment form Your social security number and/or employer identification number. Irs tax amendment form Your employee plan number, if applicable. Irs tax amendment form The name and mailing address of your representative(s). Irs tax amendment form The types of tax involved. Irs tax amendment form The federal tax form number. Irs tax amendment form The specific year(s) or period(s) involved. Irs tax amendment form For estate tax matters, the decedent's date of death. Irs tax amendment form A clear expression of your intention concerning the scope of authority granted to your representative(s). Irs tax amendment form Your signature and date. Irs tax amendment form You also must attach to the non-IRS power of attorney a signed and dated statement made by your representative. Irs tax amendment form This statement, which is referred to as the Declaration of Representative, is contained in Part II of Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form The statement should read: I am not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the Internal Revenue Service or other practice of my profession by any other authority, I am aware of the regulations contained in Circular 230, I am authorized to represent the taxpayer(s) identified in the power of attorney, and I am an individual described in 26 CFR 601. Irs tax amendment form 502(b). Irs tax amendment form Required information missing. Irs tax amendment form   The IRS will not accept your non-IRS power of attorney if it does not contain all the information listed above. Irs tax amendment form You can sign and submit a completed Form 2848 or a new non-IRS power of attorney that contains all the information. Irs tax amendment form If you cannot sign an acceptable replacement document, your attorney-in-fact may be able to perfect (make acceptable to the IRS) your non-IRS power of attorney by using the procedure described next. Irs tax amendment form Procedure for perfecting a non-IRS power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form   Under the following conditions, the attorney-in-fact named in your non-IRS power of attorney can sign a Form 2848 on your behalf. Irs tax amendment form The original non-IRS power of attorney grants authority to handle federal tax matters (for example, general authority to perform any acts). Irs tax amendment form The attorney-in-fact attaches a statement (signed under penalty of perjury) to the Form 2848 stating that the original non-IRS power of attorney is valid under the laws of the governing jurisdiction. Irs tax amendment form Example. Irs tax amendment form John Elm, a taxpayer, signs a non-IRS durable power of attorney that names his neighbor and CPA, Ed Larch, as his attorney-in-fact. Irs tax amendment form The power of attorney grants Ed the authority to perform any and all acts on John's behalf. Irs tax amendment form However, it does not list specific tax-related information such as types of tax or tax form numbers. Irs tax amendment form Shortly after John signs the power of attorney, he is declared incompetent. Irs tax amendment form Later, a federal tax matter arises concerning a prior year return filed by John. Irs tax amendment form Ed attempts to represent John before the IRS but is rejected because the durable power of attorney does not contain required information. Irs tax amendment form If Ed attaches a statement (signed under the penalty of perjury) that the durable power of attorney is valid under the laws of the governing jurisdiction, he can sign a completed Form 2848 and submit it on John's behalf. Irs tax amendment form If Ed can practice before the IRS (see Who Can Practice Before the IRS, earlier), he can name himself as representative on Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form Otherwise, he must name another individual who can practice before the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Processing a non-IRS power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form   The IRS has a centralized computer database system called the CAF system. Irs tax amendment form This system contains information on the authority of taxpayer representatives. Irs tax amendment form Generally, when you submit a power of attorney document to the IRS, it is processed for inclusion on the CAF system. Irs tax amendment form Entry of your power of attorney on the CAF system enables IRS personnel, who do not have a copy of your power of attorney, to verify the authority of your representative by accessing the CAF. Irs tax amendment form It also enables the IRS to automatically send copies of notices and other IRS communications to your representative if you specify that your representative should receive those communications. Irs tax amendment form   You can have your non-IRS power of attorney entered on the CAF system by attaching it to a completed Form 2848 and submitting it to the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Your signature is not required; however, your attorney-in-fact must sign the Declaration of Representative (see Part II of Form 2848). Irs tax amendment form Preparation of Form — Helpful Hints The preparation of Form 2848 is illustrated by an example, later under How Do I Fill Out Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form However, the following will also assist you in preparing the form. Irs tax amendment form Line-by-line hints. Irs tax amendment form   The following hints are summaries of some of the line-by-line instructions for Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form Line 1—Taxpayer information. Irs tax amendment form   If a joint return is involved, the husband and wife each file a separate Form 2848 if they both want to be represented. Irs tax amendment form If only one spouse wants to be represented in the matter, that spouse files a Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form Line 2—Representative(s). Irs tax amendment form   Only individuals may be named as representatives. Irs tax amendment form If your representative has not been assigned a CAF number, enter “None” on that line and the IRS will issue one to your representative. Irs tax amendment form If the representative's address or phone number has changed since the CAF number was issued, you should check the appropriate box. Irs tax amendment form Enter your representative's fax number if available. Irs tax amendment form   If you want to name more than three representatives, attach additional Form(s) 2848. Irs tax amendment form The IRS can send copies of notices and communications to two of your representatives. Irs tax amendment form You must, however, check the boxes on line 2 of the Form 2848 if you want the IRS to routinely send copies of notices and communications to your representatives. Irs tax amendment form If you do not check the boxes, your representatives will not routinely receive copies of notices and communications. Irs tax amendment form Line 3—Tax matters. Irs tax amendment form   You may list any tax years or periods that have already ended as of the date you sign the power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form However, you may include on a power of attorney only future tax periods that end no later than 3 years after the date the power of attorney is received by the IRS. Irs tax amendment form The 3 future periods are determined starting after December 31 of the year the power of attorney is received by the IRS. Irs tax amendment form However, avoid general references such as “all years” or “all taxes. Irs tax amendment form ” Any Form 2848 with general references will be returned. Irs tax amendment form Line 4—Specific use not recorded on Centralized Authorization File (CAF). Irs tax amendment form   Certain matters cannot be recorded on the CAF system. Irs tax amendment form Examples of such matters include, but are not limited to, the following. Irs tax amendment form Requests for a private letter ruling or technical advice. Irs tax amendment form Applications for an employer identification number (EIN). Irs tax amendment form Claims filed on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Irs tax amendment form Corporate dissolutions. Irs tax amendment form Requests for change of accounting method. Irs tax amendment form Requests for change of accounting period. Irs tax amendment form Applications for recognition of exemption under sections 501(c)(3), 501(a), or 521 (Forms 1023, 1034, or 1028). Irs tax amendment form Request for a determination of the qualified status of an employee benefit plan (Forms 5300, 5307, or 5310). Irs tax amendment form Application for Award for Original Information under section 7623. Irs tax amendment form Voluntary submissions under the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). Irs tax amendment form Freedom of Information Act requests. Irs tax amendment form If the tax matter described on line 3 of Form 2848 concerns one of these matters specifically, check the box on line 4. Irs tax amendment form If this box is checked, the representative should mail or fax the power of attorney to the IRS office handling the matter. Irs tax amendment form Otherwise, the representative should bring a copy of the power of attorney to each meeting with the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Where To File a Power of Attorney Generally, you can mail or fax a paper Form 2848 directly to the IRS. Irs tax amendment form To determine where you should file Form 2848, see Where To File in the instructions for Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form If Form 2848 is for a specific use, mail or fax it to the office handling that matter. Irs tax amendment form For more information on specific use, see the Instructions for Form 2848, line 4. Irs tax amendment form FAX copies. Irs tax amendment form   The IRS will accept a copy of a power of attorney that is submitted by facsimile transmission (fax). Irs tax amendment form If you choose to file a power of attorney by fax, be sure the appropriate IRS office is equipped to accept this type of transmission. Irs tax amendment form Your representative may be able to file Form 2848 electronically via the IRS website. Irs tax amendment form For more information, your representative can go to www. Irs tax amendment form irs. Irs tax amendment form gov and under the Tax Professionals tab, click on e-services–Online Tools for Tax Professionals. Irs tax amendment form If you complete Form 2848 for electronic signature authorization, do not file Form 2848 with the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Instead, give it to your representative, who will retain the document. Irs tax amendment form Updating a power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form   Submit any update or modification to an existing power of attorney in writing. Irs tax amendment form Your signature (or the signature of the individual(s) authorized to sign on your behalf) is required. Irs tax amendment form Do this by sending the updated Form 2848 or non-IRS power of attorney to the IRS office(s) where you previously sent the original(s), including the center where the related return was, or will be filed. Irs tax amendment form   A recognized representative may substitute or delegate authority if you specifically authorize your representative to substitute or delegate representation in the original power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form To make a substitution or delegation, the representative must file the following items with the IRS office(s) where the power of attorney was filed. Irs tax amendment form A written notice of substitution or delegation signed by the recognized representative. Irs tax amendment form A written declaration of representative made by the new representative. Irs tax amendment form A copy of the power of attorney that specifically authorizes the substitution or delegation. Irs tax amendment form Retention/Revocation of Prior Power(s) of Attorney A newly filed power of attorney concerning the same matter will revoke a previously filed power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form However, the new power of attorney will not revoke the prior power of attorney if it specifically states it does not revoke such prior power of attorney and either of the following are attached to the new power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form A copy of the unrevoked prior power of attorney, or A statement signed by the taxpayer listing the name and address of each representative authorized under the prior unrevoked power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form Note. Irs tax amendment form The filing of Form 2848 will not revoke any  Form 8821 that is in effect. Irs tax amendment form Revocation of Power of Attorney/Withdrawal of Representative If you want to revoke an existing power of attorney and do not want to name a new representative, or if a representative wants to withdraw from representation, mail or fax a copy of the previously executed power of attorney to the IRS, or if the power of attorney is for a specific matter, to the IRS office handling the matter. Irs tax amendment form If the taxpayer is revoking the power of attorney, the taxpayer must write “REVOKE” across the top of the first page with a current signature and date below this annotation. Irs tax amendment form If the representative is withdrawing from the representation, the representative must write “WITHDRAW” across the top of the first page with a current signature and date below this annotation. Irs tax amendment form If you do not have a copy of the power of attorney you want to revoke or withdraw, send a statement to the IRS. Irs tax amendment form The statement of revocation or withdrawal must indicate that the authority of the power of attorney is revoked or withdrawn, list the matters and periods, and must be signed and dated by the taxpayer or representative as applicable. Irs tax amendment form If the taxpayer is revoking, list the name and address of each recognized representative whose authority is revoked. Irs tax amendment form When the taxpayer is completely revoking authority, the form should state “remove all years/periods” instead of listing the specific tax matter, years, or periods. Irs tax amendment form If the representative is withdrawing, list the name, TIN, and address (if known) of the taxpayer. Irs tax amendment form To revoke a specific use power of attorney, send the power of attorney or statement of revocation to the IRS office handling your case, using the above instructions. Irs tax amendment form A power of attorney held by a student will be recorded on the CAF system for 130 days from the receipt date. Irs tax amendment form If you are authorizing a student to represent you after that time, you will need to submit a current and valid Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form When Is a Power of Attorney Not Required? A power of attorney is not required when the third party is not dealing with the IRS as your representative. Irs tax amendment form The following situations do not require a power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form Providing information to the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Authorizing the disclosure of tax return information through Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization, or other written or oral disclosure consent. Irs tax amendment form Allowing the IRS to discuss return information with a third party via the checkbox provided on a tax return or other document. Irs tax amendment form Allowing a tax matters partner or person (TMP) to perform acts for the partnership. Irs tax amendment form Allowing the IRS to discuss return information with a fiduciary. Irs tax amendment form How Do I Fill Out Form 2848? The following example illustrates how to complete Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form The two completed forms for this example are shown on the next pages. Irs tax amendment form Example. Irs tax amendment form Stan and Mary Doe have been notified that their joint tax returns (Forms 1040) for 2009, 2010, and 2011 are being examined. Irs tax amendment form They have decided to appoint Jim Smith, an enrolled agent, to represent them in this matter and any future matters concerning these returns. Irs tax amendment form Jim, who has prepared returns at the same location for years, already has a Centralized Authorization File (CAF) number assigned to him. Irs tax amendment form Mary does not want Jim to sign any agreements on her behalf, but Stan is willing to have Jim do so. Irs tax amendment form They want copies of all notices and written communications sent to Jim. Irs tax amendment form This is the first time Stan and Mary have given power of attorney to anyone. Irs tax amendment form They should each complete a Form 2848 as follows. Irs tax amendment form Line 1—Taxpayer information. Irs tax amendment form   Stan and Mary must each file a separate Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form On his separate Form 2848, Stan enters his name, street address, and social security number in the spaces provided. Irs tax amendment form Mary does likewise on her separate Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form Line 2—Representative(s). Irs tax amendment form   On their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary each enters the name and current address of their chosen representative, Jim Smith. Irs tax amendment form Both Stan and Mary want Jim Smith to receive notices and communications concerning the matters identified in line 3, so on their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary each checks the box in the first column of line 2. Irs tax amendment form They also enter Mr. Irs tax amendment form Smith's CAF number, his telephone number, and his fax number. Irs tax amendment form Mr. Irs tax amendment form Smith's address, telephone number, and fax number have not changed since the IRS issued his CAF number, so Stan and Mary do not check the boxes in the second column. Irs tax amendment form Line 3—Tax Matters. Irs tax amendment form   On their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary each enters “income” for the type of tax, “1040” for the form number, and “2009, 2010, and 2011” for the tax years. Irs tax amendment form Line 4—Specific use not recorded on Centralized Authorization File (CAF). Irs tax amendment form   On their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary make no entry on this line because they do not want to restrict the use of their powers of attorney to a specific use that is not recorded on the CAF. Irs tax amendment form See Preparation of Form — Helpful Hints, earlier. Irs tax amendment form Line 5—Acts authorized. Irs tax amendment form   Mary wants to sign any agreement that reflects changes to her and Stan's joint 2009, 2010, and 2011 income tax liability, so she writes “Taxpayer must sign any agreement form” on line 5 of her Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form Stan does not wish to restrict the authority of Jim Smith in this regard, so he leaves line 5 of his Form 2848 blank. Irs tax amendment form If either Mary or Stan had chosen, they could have listed other restrictions on line 5 of their separate Forms 2848. Irs tax amendment form Line 6—Retention/revocation of prior power(s) of attorney. Irs tax amendment form   Stan and Mary are each filing their first powers of attorney, so they make no entry on this line. Irs tax amendment form However, if they had filed prior powers of attorney, the filing of this current power would revoke any earlier ones for the same tax matter(s) unless they checked the box on line 6 and attached a copy of the prior power of attorney that they wanted to remain in effect. Irs tax amendment form   If Mary later decides that she can handle the examination on her own, she can revoke her power of attorney even though Stan does not revoke his power of attorney. Irs tax amendment form (See Revocation of Power of Attorney/Withdrawal of Representative, earlier, for the special rules that apply. Irs tax amendment form ) Line 7—Signature of taxpayer. Irs tax amendment form   Stan and Mary each signs and dates his or her Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form If a taxpayer does not sign, the IRS cannot accept the form. Irs tax amendment form Part II—Declaration of Representative. Irs tax amendment form   Jim Smith must complete this part of Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form If he does not sign this part, the IRS cannot accept the form. Irs tax amendment form What Happens to the Power of Attorney When Filed? A power of attorney will be recognized after it is received, reviewed, and determined by the IRS to contain the required information. Irs tax amendment form However, until a power of attorney is entered on the CAF system, IRS personnel may be unaware of the authority of the person you have named to represent you. Irs tax amendment form Therefore, during this interim period, IRS personnel may request that you or your representative bring a copy to any meeting with the IRS. Irs tax amendment form This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs tax amendment form Please click the link to view the image. Irs tax amendment form Filled-in Form 2848 - Page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs tax amendment form Please click the link to view the image. Irs tax amendment form Filled-in Form 2848 - Page 2 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs tax amendment form Please click the link to view the image. Irs tax amendment form Filled-in Form 2848 - Page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs tax amendment form Please click the link to view the image. Irs tax amendment form Filled-in Form 2848 - Page 2 Processing and Handling How the power of attorney is processed and handled depends on whether it is a complete or incomplete document. Irs tax amendment form Incomplete document. Irs tax amendment form   If Form 2848 is incomplete, the IRS will attempt to secure the missing information either by writing or telephoning you or your representative. Irs tax amendment form For example, if your signature or signature date is missing, the IRS will contact you. Irs tax amendment form If information concerning your representative is missing and information sufficient to make a contact (such as an address and/or a telephone number) is on the document, the IRS will try to contact your representative. Irs tax amendment form   In either case, the power of attorney is not considered valid until all required information is entered on the document. Irs tax amendment form The individual(s) named as representative(s) will not be recognized to practice before the IRS, on your behalf, until the document is complete and accepted by the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Complete document. Irs tax amendment form   If the power of attorney is complete and valid, the IRS will take action to recognize the representative. Irs tax amendment form In most instances, this includes processing the document on the CAF system. Irs tax amendment form Recording the data on the CAF system enables the IRS to direct copies of mailings to authorized representatives and to readily recognize the scope of authority granted. Irs tax amendment form Documents not processed on CAF. Irs tax amendment form   Specific-use powers of attorney are not processed on the CAF system (see Preparation of Form – Helpful Hints, earlier). Irs tax amendment form For example, a power of attorney that is a one-time or specific-issue grant of authority is not processed on the CAF system. Irs tax amendment form These documents remain with the related case files. Irs tax amendment form In this situation, you should check the box on line 4 of Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form In these situations, the representative should bring a copy of the power of attorney to each meeting with the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Dealing With the Representative After a valid power of attorney is filed, the IRS will recognize your representative. Irs tax amendment form However, if it appears the representative is responsible for unreasonably delaying or hindering the prompt disposition of an IRS matter by failing to furnish, after repeated requests, nonprivileged information, the IRS can contact you directly. Irs tax amendment form For example, in most instances in which a power of attorney is recognized, the IRS will contact the representative to set up appointments and to provide lists of required items. Irs tax amendment form However, if the representative is unavailable, does not respond to repeated requests, and does not provide required items (other than items considered privileged), the IRS can bypass your representative and contact you directly. Irs tax amendment form If a representative engages in conduct described above, the matter can be referred to the Office of Professional Responsibility for consideration of possible disciplinary action. Irs tax amendment form Notices and other correspondence. Irs tax amendment form   If you have a recognized representative, you and the representative will routinely receive notices and other correspondence from the IRS (either the original or a copy) if you checked the box in the left column of line 2 of Form 2848. Irs tax amendment form If the power of attorney is processed on the CAF system, the IRS will send your representative(s) a duplicate of all computer-generated correspondence that is sent to you. Irs tax amendment form This includes notices and letters produced either at the Martinsburg Computing Center, or other IRS centers. Irs tax amendment form The IRS employee handling the case is responsible for ensuring that the original and any requested copies of each manually-generated correspondence are sent to you and your representative(s) in accordance with your authorization. Irs tax amendment form How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS in several ways. Irs tax amendment form By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. Irs tax amendment form Free help with your return. Irs tax amendment form   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Irs tax amendment form The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low and moderate income taxpayers and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs tax amendment form Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Irs tax amendment form To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. 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Irs tax amendment form Call the IRS with your tax questions at 1-800-829-1040. Irs tax amendment form Solving problems. Irs tax amendment form You can get face-to-face help solving tax problems every business day in IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers. Irs tax amendment form An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your account, or help you set up a payment plan. Irs tax amendment form Call your local Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. Irs tax amendment form To find the number, go to www. Irs tax amendment form irs. Irs tax amendment form gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Irs tax amendment form TTY/TDD equipment. Irs tax amendment form If you have access to TTY/TDD equipment, call 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or to order forms and publications. Irs tax amendment form TeleTax topics. 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Irs tax amendment form To check the status of a prior-year refund or amended return refund, call 1-800-829-1040. Irs tax amendment form Evaluating the quality of our telephone services. Irs tax amendment form To ensure IRS representatives give accurate, courteous, and professional answers, we use several methods to evaluate the quality of our telephone services. Irs tax amendment form One method is for a second IRS representative to listen in on or record random telephone calls. Irs tax amendment form Another is to ask some callers to complete a short survey at the end of the call. Irs tax amendment form Walk-in. Irs tax amendment form Many products and services are available on a walk-in basis. Irs tax amendment form   Products. Irs tax amendment form You can walk in to many post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 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Irs tax amendment form If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local Taxpayer Assistance Center where you can spread out your records and talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Irs tax amendment form No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Irs tax amendment form If you prefer, you can call your local Center and leave a message requesting an appointment to resolve a tax account issue. Irs tax amendment form A representative will call you back within 2 business days to schedule an in-person appointment at your convenience. Irs tax amendment form If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment can be requested. Irs tax amendment form All other issues will be handled without an appointment. Irs tax amendment form To find the number of your local office, go to  www. Irs tax amendment form irs. Irs tax amendment form gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Irs tax amendment form Mail. Irs tax amendment form You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Irs tax amendment form You should receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Irs tax amendment form  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Irs tax amendment form Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Taxpayer Advocate Service. Irs tax amendment form   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights. Irs tax amendment form We offer free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own. 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Irs tax amendment form And our services are always free. Irs tax amendment form   As a taxpayer, you have rights that the IRS must abide by in its dealings with you. Irs tax amendment form Our tax toolkit at www. Irs tax amendment form TaxpayerAdvocate. Irs tax amendment form irs. Irs tax amendment form gov can help you understand these rights. Irs tax amendment form   If you think TAS might be able to help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your phone book and on our website at www. Irs tax amendment form irs. Irs tax amendment form gov/advocate. Irs tax amendment form You can also call our toll-free number at 1-877-777-4778 or TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059. Irs tax amendment form   TAS also handles large-scale or systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Irs tax amendment form If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Irs tax amendment form irs. Irs tax amendment form gov/advocate. Irs tax amendment form Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Irs tax amendment form   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Some clinics serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve a tax problem. Irs tax amendment form These clinics provide professional representation before the IRS or in court on audits, appeals, tax collection disputes, and other issues for free or for a small fee. Irs tax amendment form Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in many different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Irs tax amendment form For more information and to find a clinic near you, see the LITC page on www. Irs tax amendment form irs. Irs tax amendment form gov/advocate or IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Irs tax amendment form This publication is also available by calling 1-800-829-3676 or at your local IRS office. 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