Illinois Tax Power of Attorney Form (IL-2848)


The Illinois Tax Power of Attorney (Form IL-2848) provides taxpayers with two choices regarding the powers they wish to grant their Representative, who they wish to act on their behalf for tax matters:

  • A General Appointment: Grants the Representative full power of attorney to perform any act that they “can and may perform.”
  • Specific Appointment: Grants the Representative power of attorney to receive and discuss with the Department confidential information for the tax matters listed and to perform the additional acts indicated in the form.

Signing requirements: Needs to be signed by the taxpayer. If filing jointly, both filers must sign and date the form. If the representative is not a CPA, enrolled agent, or an attorney, it must be signed by two (2) witnesses OR notarized.