A look at Form 2848 processing with the CAF Unit.  Currently, there are processing delays.  Part of that is due to the COVID pandemic, but part of it is due to the time of year as there are some shutdowns as IRS employees use vacation time.

But, wait – there’s more!  Sharyn Fisk, Director of the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, submitted “Electronic Signature Options Will Simplify Third-Party Authorizations” on November 19, 2020, in CL-20-06.  The article details the plans for 2021 regarding what will be acceptable regarding electronic signatures with Form 2848 and Form 8821.  The IRS balances ease of access with concerns about fraud or identity theft.  Hopefully, more individuals can submit these forms to the IRS without having to worry about spreading the pandemic by being in the same room together.

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and will have a safe holiday season!

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