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Online IRS Tool for E-Signed Authorizations to Launch in January

Nov. 19, 2020, 9:25 PM

The IRS plans to begin in January allowing tax professionals to upload certain authorization forms with digital signatures, an agency official said Thursday.

The professionals will be able to access a page on IRS.gov that lets them use the Secure Access service to authenticate their identities and upload two types of third-party authorization forms, signed either electronically or with ink, Sharyn M. Fisk, director of the IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility, said in an online post.

  • The forms are: Form 2848, used by taxpayers to authorize tax professionals to represent them before the IRS, and Form 8821,...

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