New Services from the IRS
The CARES Act and Filing Season 2020
Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support Jeff Tribiano gives a behind-the-scenes look into how the IRS was able to deliver Economic Impact Payments and other tax relief to help Americans during the COVID-19 outbreak while simultaneously executing a highly successful filing season.
Electronic signature options will simplify third-party authorizations
Submitting Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization, are currently done on paper. By moving to a new online submission process, it gives tax professionals and taxpayers a safe option to electronically sign and upload these critical documents without an in-person meeting, explains Sharyn Fisk, Director, Office of Professional Responsibility.
“A Closer Look”
These are part of the IRS “A Closer Look” feature. It will be updated frequently and will include articles from a variety of IRS leaders. The online publication will cover a variety of timely issues of interest to taxpayers and the tax community. It will also provide a detailed look at key issues affecting everything from IRS operations and employees to issues involving taxpayers and tax professionals.