(Rev. January 2018)
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Tax Information Authorization
Go to www.irs.gov/Form8821 for instructions and the latest information.
Don’t sign this form unless all applicable lines have been completed.
Don’t use Form 8821 to request copies of your tax returns
or to authorize someone to represent you.
OMB No. 1545-1165
For IRS Use Only
1 Taxpayer information. Taxpayer must sign and date this form on line 7.
Taxpayer name and address Taxpayer identification number(s)
Daytime telephone number
Plan number (if applicable)
Appointee. If you wish to name more than one appointee, attach a list to this form. Check here if a list of additional
appointees is attached
Name and address
Check if new: Address Telephone No. Fax No.
3 Tax Information. Appointee is authorized to inspect and/or receive confidential tax information for the type of tax, forms,
periods, and specific matters you list below. See the line 3 instructions.
By checking here, I authorize access to my IRS records via an Intermediate Service Provider.
Type of Tax Information (Income,
Employment, Payroll, Excise, Estate, Gift,
Civil Penalty, Sec. 4980H Payments, etc.)
Tax Form Number
(1040, 941, 720, etc.)
Year(s) or Period(s)
Specific Tax Matters
Specific use not recorded on Centralized Authorization File (CAF). If the tax information authorization is for a specific
use not recorded on CAF, check this box. See the instructions. If you check this box, skip lines 5 and 6 . . . . . .
5 Disclosure of tax information (you must check a box on line 5a or 5b unless the box on line 4 is checked):
a If you want copies of tax information, notices, and other written communications sent to the appointee on an ongoing
basis, check this box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note. Appointees will no longer receive forms, publications, and other related materials with the notices.
b If you don’t want any copies of notices or communications sent to your appointee, check this box . . . . . . . .
6 Retention/revocation of prior tax information authorizations. If the line 4 box is checked, skip this line. If the line 4 box
isn’t checked, the IRS will automatically revoke all prior Tax Information Authorizations on file unless you check the line 6
box and attach a copy of the Tax Information Authorization(s) that you want to retain. . . . . . . . . . . . .
To revoke a prior tax information authorization(s) without submitting a new authorization, see the line 6 instructions.
7 Signature of taxpayer. If signed by a corporate officer, partner, guardian, partnership representative, executor, receiver,
administrator, trustee, or party other than the taxpayer, I certify that I have the authority to execute this form with respect to
the tax matters and tax periods shown on line 3 above.
IF NOT COMPLETE, SIGNED, AND DATED, THIS TAX INFORMATION AUTHORIZATION WILL BE RETURNED.
DON’T SIGN THIS FORM IF IT IS BLANK OR INCOMPLETE.
Print Name Title (if applicable)
For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions.
Cat. No. 11596P
Form 8821 (Rev. 1-2018)
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