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Individual Tax Return
Instructions for Form 1040
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Request for Transcript of Tax Return


Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employers engaged in a trade or business who pay compensation
Installment Agreement Request

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Amend/Fix Return
Apply for Power of Attorney
Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

Common Reasons for Power of Attorney (POA) Rejection

Form 2848

  • Missing Representative and/or Taxpayer signatures or signature dates.  (Page 5 of Form 2848 Instructions gives requirement for the signature and date.)
  • Line 3. Acts authorized - Non-specific identification of tax periods (tax matters), i.e. generalizations. Example: All Years, All future periods
    Page 3 of the instructions outlines several acceptable entries for the Acts authorized, description of tax matters field.
    Example: 2012 through 2014 or 2012 - 2014 or 2012, 2013, 2014
  • If the Box on Line 6, Retention/Revocation of Prior Power(s) of Attorney, is checked and no copy of the power of attorney is attached to identify the representative that is being retained. 
  • Missing designation and/or jurisdiction state
  • Missing bar license, certification, registration or enrollment number when applicable
  • Title of business taxpayer signing the POA not indicated.

Form 8821

  • Missing taxpayer signature and/or date. (Page 4 of Form 8821 Instructions provides the requirement for the signature and date.)
  • Non- specific identification of tax periods (tax matters), generalizations.
    Example: All Years, All future periods
  • Incorrect EIN/SSN for taxpayer.

Form 706

  • No representative signature and/or date.

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