If you want to allow the IRS to discuss your
2000 tax return with the paid preparer who
signed it, check the "Yes" box in the signature
area of the return. This authorization
applies only to the individual whose signature
appears in the "Paid Preparer's Use
Only" section of your return. It does not
apply to the firm, if any, shown in that section.
If you check the "Yes" box, you, and your
spouse if filing a joint return, are authorizing
the IRS to call the paid preparer to answer
any questions that may arise during the processing
of your return. You are also autho-rizing
the paid preparer to:
- Give the IRS any information that is missing from your return,
- Call the IRS for information about the processing of your return
or the status of your refund or payment(s), and
- Respond to certain IRS notices that you have shared with the preparer
about math errors, offsets, and return preparation. The notices will
not be sent to the preparer.
You are not authorizing the paid preparer
to receive any refund check, bind you to
anything (including any additional tax liability),
or otherwise represent you before the
IRS. If you want to expand the paid preparer's
authorization, see Pub. 947.
The authorization cannot be revoked.
However, the authorization will automatically
end no later than the due date (without
regard to extensions) for filing your 2001
tax return. This is April 15, 2002, for most
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