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Form (Rev. ). Form (November ). Department of the Treasury – Internal Revenue Service. Consent for Third Party Contact. 2 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. Instructions for Completing Form D for Penalty Proposals .. Form ,Third Party Contact Authorization Form, (if applicable). Case file.

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IRS employees may not contact any third parties described in 1.

For Examination notices issued by Area offices, the following notices or circumstances require the issuance of separate notices: Protecting taxpayer privacy and safeguarding confidential taxpayer information is a public trust. Letter and Notice were designed to provide the general notification.


Request a written statement from the federally authorized tax practitioner providing the reasons why the privilege is being asserted. Procedures for determining the appropriate name and unique identification number if applicable on all other statutory notices can be found in the Statutory Notice. Tell the taxpayer that the IRS will not maintain or provide a record of the authorized contacts. When a taxpayer of a federally authorized tax practitioner declines to provide testimony or documents based on IRC sectionconfidentiality privileges, the examiner should take the following actions:.

Unsolicited information received from a foreign country pursuant to an exchange of information clause within a tax convention between the United States and that foreign country. Time charged for each activity may also be recorded on Formas dictated by local practice. Made on a case by case basis no blanket determinations Documented in the case file.

If there is an address change for either or both of the spouses: For example, when the taxpayer has been identified as a “PDT.

The manager will initial and date the form to indicate receipt and forward the form for retention in a location designated by each head of office.


All correspondence must contain an employee name, contact telephone number, employee identification number, and signature.

The privacy rights of taxpayers will ors respected at all times and every taxpayer will be treated honestly, fairly and respectfully. The envelope addressed to the secondary taxpayer should be manually prepared. Employees are not authorized to access their own tax records. January 18,The last annual listing, or. In instances where this type of research is required or when inadvertent access occurs in the performance of their duties employees may use FormTaxpayer Data Access Form, or other authorized forms to document these accesses.

Group managers, Ir Accounting Aides, Specialists, Clerks, Reviewers, and any other employee involved in the Examination process, for a specific case, must also document their activities on Fomr Taxpayers or authorized tax practitioners may question whether specific communications are privileged.

This means that certain communications oral and written between federally authorized tax practitioners and taxpayers on or after July 22, may now be “privileged communications” within the meaning of the statute and may be withheld from the Service.

IRS Agent’s responsibility to taxpayer

Pre-contact Responsibilities and section 3 of this chapter. All irx related to ensuring taxpayer rights are mandatory. Searches made on computer databases which do not require any personal involvement on the other end e. Information received from a third party when the third party initiates the contact. Ira of forms and letters referenced in this chapter are generally not included as exhibits since the latest versions should always be used and they will be available in electronic format on the Multi-Media Website.

Document the case file with the basis for the jeopardy determination. If the letter is handed to the taxpayer, contacts may be made immediately. When a contact list is requested by a taxpayer, the employee receiving the request is responsible for:. Examiners should assist taxpayers in solving any tax problems identified during an examination, even if the problems are not associated with the examination.


When a third party contact is made, the employee should complete Form”Third Party Contact Report.

Contacts made by Service employees during litigation if the contact relates to a matter and issue being litigated. Browsing, or any unauthorized access of taxpayer information by any IRS employee, constitutes a serious breach of the confidentiality of that information and will not be tolerated See 1. Contacts with individuals who have a valid power of attorney for the taxpayer. Overview and Basic Examiner Responsibilities. If any reprisal concerns exist, the employee will complete Form with ONLY the information in subsection 1.

The dissemination of tax information via electronic format to other taxing jurisdictions. Except as provided in 1. Prepare a FormThird Party Contact Authorization, or obtain other written evidence listing the names of all third parties the taxpayer has authorized the employee to contact. The notice will be mailed to the primary taxpayer and a copy of the same notice will be mailed to the secondary taxpayer in a separate envelope, even if the address is the same as the primary taxpayer.

This provision was not intended to provide tax practitioners with greater privilege that currently exists between attorneys and clients, so rules related to attorney client privilege should be used as a guideline.

If a jeopardy situation exists, the employee must take the following actions: Until all standard forms and letters currently used to communicate with taxpayers can be revised, examiners should write their unique identification number below their name on all correspondence. Each time a prior or subsequent year is opened, this procedure must be repeated if a third party contact becomes necessary for those years. An automated system to accumulate third party contact information, as well as provide periodic and requested contact information to the taxpayer, is currently being developed.

Examiners should refer to IRM 4.