Government Liaison News

Letters from our Stakeholder Liaison, Lisa Novak

Note:  Many of the letters include great shareable graphics for the public outreach.

Updates from the National Taxpayer Advocate webinar Jan 20, 2022

Summary of Practitioner Liaison Meeting Aug 25, 2021

IRS Headliners and News Releases August 2021 IRS Digital Identity Verification for Partners

7/19/2021 – Tax Pro Account:  Information for Tax Pros

7/16/2021 – Start of Child Tax Credit monthly payments, Child Tax Credit eligibility tool in Spanish, unemployment compensation refunds and other tax-related items

7/13/2021 IRS Headliners and News Releases July 2021

7/6/2021 Child Tax Credit Update Portal Upgrade, Extension of Employer Tax relief due to COVID-19, IRS “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list for 2021

6/21/2021 Information on Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

6/15/2021 Communications alert:  Non-filer sign-up tool for CTC payments, American Rescue Plan FAQs, EIP3 disbursements update and other tax related items

6/7/2021 IR-2021-124:  IRS sending letters to more than 36 million families who may qualify for monthly Child Tax Credits...

5/18/2021 Treasury Announcement of Automatic CTC payments

5/6/2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments 2021


From our Stakeholder Liason, Lisa Novack

Dear Tax Pros,

Join IRS Stakeholder Liaison for an introduction and overview of “Submit Forms 2848 and 8821 Online!” on Thursday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. Arizona time (MST).  Please be sure to share this invitation with your members, colleagues and staff.

The IRS implemented the Secure Messaging feature of Taxpayer Digital Communications (TDC) on Monday, January 25, 2021. The TDC Platform allows practitioners to electronically submit authorizations on Form 2848 and Form 8821, meeting the Taxpayer First Act (TFA) Provision 2302 requirement for the acceptance of electronic signatures.

Understand new option for submitting third-party authorization forms/signatures electronically

    • Review step-by-step process for successfully uploading third-party authorization forms
    • Learn what “electronic” signatures are acceptable
    • Understand ways to authenticate taxpayers’ identities when conducting remote transactions

Click here to register or email with “POA” and “AZ” in the subject line to attend. You’ll receive a message with the Zoom direct access URL, and the Meeting ID and Passcode.

Note: Continuing Education credit will not be available for this event.

Uploading Authorizations Web Meeting Flyer – AZ


IRS reminder: Get tax withholding right; do a Paycheck

Checkup at least once every year

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