Paid Preparer Authorization

The IRS grants an individual taxpayer and his/her spouse, if applicable, the ability to authorize us to discuss the taxpayer’s personal tax return with them. The authorization is granted by checking the “yes” box in the signature area of your tax return. By checking the “yes” box, you are granting the IRS the permission to contact our firm so that we can answer any questions that may arise during the processing of your return. You are also granting our firm the permission to (i) provide the IRS with any information that may be missing from your return, (ii) call the IRS to inquire on the processing of your return or the status of your refund, and (iii) respond to any IRS notices that you have provided to our firm relating to mathematical errors, offsets and return preparation. The authorization, once elected, cannot be revoked. The authorization for your 2012 return will automatically end no later than the filing due date, April 15, 2013.

Please note that should you grant the authorization, our firm will not receive separate copies of IRS notices. Therefore, you must provide our firm copies of any IRS notices that you receive before we will be able to respond on your behalf. Time incurred by us for responding to IRS inquiries and/or notices on your behalf will be billed at our firm’s normal hourly rate, unless waived by us. Finally, please note that the authorization is only effective with the IRS and does not extend to state taxing authorities. Should you have any questions regarding the authorization, please contact us immediately.