Form 8655 - Reporting Agent Authorization

Greg Hatfield Updated by Greg Hatfield

Use Form 8655 to authorize a reporting agent to:

• Sign and file certain returns. Reporting agents must file returns electronically except as provided under Rev. Proc. 2012-32. You can find Rev. Proc. 2012-32 on page 267 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2012-34 at See Pub. 3112, IRS e-file Application and Participation, for information about e-filing and getting the reporting agent PIN;

• Make deposits and payments for certain returns. Reporting agents must make deposits and payments electronically, generally through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System ( See Pub. 4169, Tax Professional Guide to EFTPS, and Rev. Proc. 2012-33;

• Receive duplicate copies of tax information, notices, and other written and/or electronic communication regarding any authority granted; and

• Provide IRS with information to aid in penalty relief determinations related to the authority granted on Form 8655.

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See also: Reporting Agent List

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