Tag Archives: POA

What is “Routine Maintenance” at the IRS?

Maybe I’m not tech savvy enough to understand, but when the IRS announces that their Centralized Authorization File system (CAF) will be down for “routine maintenance,” I tend to imagine them dusting, mopping and shredding. Actually, this planned outage is … Continue reading

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IRSAC 2012 Report

The 24-member Internal Revenue Service Advisory Panel (IRSAC) published their 2012 public report, and their suggestions for improving the Practioner Priority Service (PPS) are spot on.  If the IRS follows these recommendations, there is no question it will improve access to tax relief. … Continue reading

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TIGTA Detects Unauthorized Disclosure at IRS

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently published a report expressing concern over the submission of tax account transcripts to tax professionals through E-services.  The concern is that confidential tax records are being sent without proper authorization. Proper authorization normally means the … Continue reading

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New CAF Unit Fax Numbers

Pactitioners who represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service must have a valid Power of Attorney form (Form 2848) on file in order to access their clients’ confidential tax account information.  You can always mail a F2848, but the quickest and easiest … Continue reading

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