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IRS Hiring to Handle Backlog of Representative Authorizations

Jan. 20, 2022, 11:22 PM

The IRS is in the process of hiring more than 100 employees for units that process authorizations for taxpayers’ representatives to act for them in agency matters, National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins said in a blog post.

The hiring at the IRS’s three Centralized Authorization File units comes amid pandemic-related backlogs in processing the authorizations. This is one of a number of areas where the IRS has faced processing pileups since the start of the coronavirus spread, Collins said.

  • The agency’s average time to process a Power of Attorney form, for example, is currently 29 days, a number ...