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My parents passed, and I was appointed administrator. I need

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My parents passed, and I was appointed administrator. I need to file taxes for 2011 and 2012. All I have is the name of his tax preparer and prior tax returns. I do not have any w2 or 1099. I no nothing of his finances except him and my mom income came from pensions from their years as Los Angeles city employees. Since the tax preparer has done their taxes for years, can I give him power of attorney to use past returns to request the needed missing documents
Welcome! Thank you for your question.

Yes, you can give your tax preparer the authority as administrator of your parents estates to request a transcript of their prior tax returns or documents included W-2s or 1099s that where submitted by employers or government agencies.

The form that the tax preparer will have to submit for the transcripts is

The power of attorney form is as follows:

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