Power of Attorney Appointments Delayed

The IRS is experiencing delays regarding third-party authorizations. Recording information about third parties appointed under a power of attorney into its Centralized Authorization File (CAF) is currently taking about 15 business days due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It normally takes five business days for approval, but the delay is due to IRS site closures.

paycheck protection programThe IRS says that taxpayers should consider the additional time and plan accordingly. It requests that taxpayers do not submit duplicate authorizations as duplicate filings will only cause further delays.

View more information about IRS operations during COVID-19 here.

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