Power of Attorney

It is the Department of Revenue's policy to accept a paid preparer's signature on a return as authorization to discuss certain matters relating to that return, such as assessment and adjustment notices, information contained or missing on the return, and information about a refund or payment. With the exception of certified service providers who enter into a contract with the Secretary pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §105-164.42I, this authority is extended only to an individual paid preparer, not to a company, and does not include discussing audit activity or requests for review of proposed assessments or proposed denials of refunds. Those matters require a Form GEN-58, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, to be filed.

With respect to federal tax information provided to the Department pursuant to our exchange agreement with the Internal Revenue Service, we are prohibited from discussing such information with a representative without the taxpayer's express written authority to do so. Please review the Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representation Instructions shown below or our Frequently Asked Questions About Powers of Attorney for additional information.

Form GEN-58

Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative

Instructions for Form GEN-58

Also, due to the specialized nature of Bankruptcy Law, we provide Form GEN-58B, Power of Attorney for Bankruptcy Matters. Taxpayers and others dealing with Bankruptcy issues should use this form to request Bankruptcy related returns and information.

Form GEN-58B Power of Attorney for Bankruptcy Matters