Form 2848, Power of Attorney and
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Declaration of Representative
Authorized Representative Verification
If you have an authorized representative for your organization, or if you plan to have an authorized representative pick up or write officiial documents on your behalf, you'll need to fill out Form 2848, which authorizes them to be the organization's Power of Attorney and serve as a Declaration of Representative.
Purpose for Filing Form 2848
If your organization plans to be represented by an attorney, CPA, officer, or anyone else who will interact or otherwise communicate with the IRS, you will need to file a Form 2848. This form gives them the authority to be the organization's Power of Attorney. In addition, this form serves as your organization's Declaration of Representaive. The Power of Attorney must specifically outline and name the individual(s) to represent your organization. You can't name the organization as its own Power of Attorney or designated representative.
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