Form 8821 is used to designate an individual, corporation, firm, organization, or partnership to receive sensitive and confidential tax information on a taxpayer for the years or periods that they may specify. This form only allows these individuals to receive tax information on a taxpayer. They are not authorized to act on the taxpayer's behalf or to represent them before the IRS.
If a joint return has been filed, the spouse must execute his or her own authorization on a separate Form 8821.
Form 8821 cannot be electronically filed with the tax return. There are three ways to submit Form 8821 to the IRS:
- Online - securely here.
- Fax - per the chart below.
- Mail - per the chart below.
To access Form 8821 in the TaxSlayer Pro desktop, from the Main Menu of the tax return (Form 1040), select:
- Miscellaneous Forms
- Forms 4810, 8082, 8275, 8594, 8821 ....
To access Form 8821 in TaxSlayer ProWeb, from the Welcome Menu of the program, select:
- IRS Publications, Instructions and Fill-in Forms
- 8821 - Tax Information Authorization - This is a fill-in form. All information must be manually entered.
Where to Mail or Fax
|Taxpayer residence||Mailing address||Fax number*|
|Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, or West Virginia||Internal Revenue Service
5333 Getwell Rd Stop 8423
Memphis, TN 38118
|Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming||Internal Revenue Service
1973 Rulon White Blvd MS 6737
Ogden, UT 84201
|All APO and FPO addresses, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, a foreign country, or otherwise outside the United States.||Internal Revenue Service
International CAF Team
2970 Market St MS 4-H14.123
Philadelphia, PA 19104
304-707-9785 (Outside U.S.)
|* Fax numbers may change without notice. For updates, see here under "Recent Developments."|