A major part of planning for the future is power of attorney. A power of attorney may be required in many circumstances and provides you with peace of mind when it comes to ensuring your finances and other aspects of your personal dealings are kept in order while you are unable to do so yourself. If you’re looking to authorize someone with power of attorney, you’ll need to apply via the IRS by filing for 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative. We dive into what a Form 2848 is, its purpose and where to file it and how to file it via fax below.
What is Form 2848 and what is its purpose?
IRS Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative is used to designate an individual to act on your behalf for tax matters. In short, it’s used to file for IRS power of attorney and authorizes an attorney, family member or accountant with the ability to represent you before the IRS. A power of attorney authorization may be needed in many different situations, including:
- You need to give your attorney the power to sell your house when you’re overseas
- You need to give a family member power of attorney for healthcare decisions, such as if you are recovering from an incapacitating condition
- You want someone to be able to sign documents on your behalf
- You may be unable to look after yourself at some stage in the future, and therefore need someone to be able to act on your behalf
Granting power of attorney should not be taken lightly. The individual you ask to look after your financial and legal affairs must be responsible, knowledgeable and experiences. Most importantly, you need to be able to trust them completely. Visit the IRS website to find out more about Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-2848
Where do I fax Form 2848?
As per the IRS instructions on where to file your Form 2848:
|Location of residency||Fax number|
|Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, or West Virginia||855-214-7519|
|Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming||855-214-7522|
|All APO and FPO addresses, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, a foreign country, or otherwise outside the United States.||855-772-3156|
How do I fax my Form 2848?
The best way to file for a power of attorney authorization with the IRS is via fax. This is because online fax is a secure, reliable and cost-effective way to send sensitive information compared to other alternatives. Form 2848 is also only two pages, which means it will cost you just $3.50 USD to send your Form 2848 to the IRS.
Once you’ve ensured that Form 2848 contains all required information, it’s time to apply for your power of attorney authorization. Here’s how.
- Upload your Form 2848 to Faxaroo’s secure web portal.
You can do this by selecting the document from your device or using our easy drop and drag feature. Faxaroo supports multiple file formats including PDF, PNG, GIF and JPEG, so you can simply save your Form 2848 as a document and send a fax to the IRS without worrying about incompatibility issues.
2. From the drop-down menu, select the USA and enter the correct IRS fax number for your Form 2848 submission.
Be sure to include the area code followed by the fax number to ensure the fax is sent successfully. We have provided a list of IRS fax numbers above on where to fax your Form 2848, based on your residency.
3. Select your payment method.
Once you’ve entered the correct IRS fax number to send your Form 2848, the final step is to confirm payment. Faxaroo accepts payment via Visa or Mastercard. You’ll only be charged per page sent. Once you’ve entered your payment details and reviews your fax, hit send and we’ll take care of the rest. You’ll receive an automated email confirmation once your fax has been sent successfully.
Why should I fax my form 2848 via Faxaroo?
There are many reasons as to why sending your Form SS-4 to apply for your EIN number via Faxaroo instead of email or snail mail is the better alternative.
- Security – sending your fax via email or through the post is insecure, whereas with Faxaroo, faxes are encrypted and processed via TLS encryption for ultimate security, giving you peace of mind. Faxes are also automatically deleted from Faxaroo’s system once they’ve been sent.
- Verification – receive verification of successful fax delivery, so you know that your Form SS-4 has been sent successfully. Print or save your confirmation for future reference.
- Reliability – better than wondering if your email has landed in the correct inbox, or if your post documents have gotten lost. Sending your IRS form via Faxaroo is a reliable way to get your sensitive information where it needs to go, fast.
- Availability – Faxaroo makes it easy for you to apply for your EIN number by being able to send your form SS-4 to the IRS no matter where you are, what time it is and what device you’re using. As long as it’s connected to the internet, you’re good to go.
- Compatibility – Faxaroo supports multiple file formats including PDF, PNG, GIF, JPEG.
- Cost – Faxaroo’s competitive pricing means it’s the cheapest way to apply for your EIN number. Forget printing multiple pages and wasting money on paper and ink, sending your form SS-4 to the IRS only costs USD $2 for the first page and USD $1.50 for each additional page. Perfect for once-off faxes, or in this case, annual faxes to get your EIN number.
File your power of attorney forms with Faxaroo today
Submit your Form 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative via Faxaroo’s simple online self-service portal today.