IRS adds more e-services for tax professionals

The IRS today released two new electronic services for tax professionals to enable them to work online with the tax agency, disclosure authorization and electronic account resolution.

The disclosure authorization application is designed to give eligible tax practitioners an online option for submitting power-of-attorney forms, which allow them to represent taxpayers before the IRS. The online version also provides for electronic signature by taxpayers.

Electronic account resolution allows tax professionals to securely correspond with the IRS electronically about individual or business account problems, refunds, installment agreements, notices or missing payments. The IRS, which notifies the tax professional by e-mail, delivers its response to an electronic secure mailbox within three business days.

The e-services are available to tax professionals who e-file 100 or more individual tax returns.

Other e-services include registration, online e-file application, professional preparer tax identification number application and taxpayer identification number matching.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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