Tax Power of Attorney Form 2848 | Illinois

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Updated on May 5th, 2023

An Illinois tax power of attorney gives limited power to someone else to make filings with the Illinois Department of Revenue. The document provides the taxpayer with the ability to formally select an accountant or other representative (referred to in the form as the attorney-in-fact) to act on their behalf. The representative will be able to receive and open correspondence from the state government, file protests to an assessment, endorse and collect payments, and otherwise handle all aspects of the taxpayer’s tax filing for any given year.


  • Statute – 755 ILCS 45/Art. II (Illinois Power of Attorney Act)
  • Signing Requirements – The principal and attorney-in-fact must sign. If the representative is not an attorney, certified accountant, or enrolled agent, the document must be either witnessed or notarized.