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Update your power of attorney for a tax notice

This article applies to:Avalara Returns

Our compliance team needs a power of attorney—sometimes called a filing power of attorney—to be able to discuss a tax notice with a jurisdiction. If we don't have a power of attorney on file for a specific tax jurisdiction or it has expired, we send the form to you to help you get started. 

Tip icon A power of attorney for tax notices is different than a funding power of attorney you filled out when you first set up Returns.
 
  • A power of attorney for tax notices allows us to discuss your tax notice with a jurisdiction. 
  • A funding power of attorney let us file returns, file late or amended returns, and make payments on your behalf. 

 

Steps

  1. Go to Returns > Tax Notices.
  2. Select Details next to the tax notice that's missing a power of attorney.
     
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    Discrepancy notices missing a power of attorney are automatically closed within 10 days.  

  3. Select the download link to save a copy of the power of attorney for the appropriate state.
    We enter your company information in the form for you. 
  4. Review the form to make sure it is correct. 
    • If the form is incorrect, go to your state's department of revenue to find the power of attorney form you need.  
    • Check with your state department of revenue if you have questions about what level of access is appropriate for Avalara.
  5. After you complete the form, select Attach to upload the file, and then select Save.