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what does CAF stand for on IRS power of attorney form

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Expert:  Jim Revels replied 9 years ago.

The CAF is the number that the Internal Revenue Service assigns to you if you are authorized to represent a taxpayer before the IRS.

Accountants, Attorneys, enrolled agents or other representatives from whom a taxpayer has requested assistance on tax problems submit inquiries to IRS. The third party expects a reply to the inquiries so that problems can be explained to the taxpayer. To authorize this third party reply, the representative may submit a

The number is XXXXX to a tax practitioner. This number represents a file that contains information regarding the type of authorization that taxpayers have given representatives for the various work within their accounts.


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