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The instructions for Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, have been updated to include several key changes including:

  • The form now provides space for up to four representatives, however, no more than two representatives may receive copies of the notices and communications sent by the IRS,
  • Form 2848 can be used by unenrolled preparers to represent taxpayers for tax returns that they have prepared. Form 8821 can still be used to request tax information by the preparer,  and
  • In the box labeled “jurisdiction” in the signature section of the representative Enrolled Agents must now enter IRS as the licensing jurisdiction or the form will be returned by the CAF unit.