What is a third-party designee?

A third party designee is any person or business that you permit the IRS to discuss your Form 2290 with. Examples of a third party designee may be an employee, return preparer, or relative. The IRS can only speak with the people you authorize to be your third-party designees. The authorization of your third-party designees will expire after one year of filing Form 2290.

When authorizing your third-party designee, you are giving them permission to exchange information about your Form 2290 with the IRS, and request and receive written tax return information that is related to your Form 2290. The information includes account transcripts, correspondence, and copies of notices. Your designee will not be authorized to bind you to any additional tax liabilities or to represent you to the IRS.

If you have any questions regarding your Form 2290 or Form 8453-EX, do not hesitate to contact our 100% US-based support team. We are here to help by phone, email, and live chat.

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