Special Power of Attorney Fax Line Set Up for Hurricane Victims


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The Internal Revenue Service has set up a special fax line for processing Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, for victims of Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita.

All Power of Attorney requests should be faxed to the Ogden Service Center for expedited processing. Forms 2848 for Katrina and Rita victims will be processed and posted to the Centralized Authorization File (CAF) within 24 hours of receipt. Forms received after 2 p.m. Mountain Time will be considered the next day's receipt.

Submit the Forms 2848 as follows:

  • Write "KATRINA" or "RITA" on the top of the request in large letters.
  • Fax the request to 801-620-4249.
  • Contact CAF Help Desk (not toll-free) at 801-620-4254 with any questions.

For the latest information on relief granted to disaster victims, refer to the IRS website or Newsroom. Or call the IRS Special Disaster Hotline toll-free with any tax-related questions at 866-562-5227.