The New York tax power of attorney form, also known as Form POA-1, allows the principal to appoint someone to handle their tax matters with the New York Department of Taxation and Finance. Most likely, the appointed individual will be a certified accountant, attorney, or some other type of tax professional. If the principal would like to entrust only a few specific tax-related tasks to the attorney-in-fact, they can mark these down on the power of attorney form. Although not specifically mentioned in State laws, the tax power of attorney form has specific acknowledgment and witness signature requirements, as stated below.
Signing Requirements – If the appointed representative is not a New York licensed attorney-at-law, certified public accountant, or an agent able to practice before the IRS, this tax power of attorney form must be acknowledged by a notary public OR signed by two (2) witnesses.