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Instructions for Form 1040

Third Party Designee(p74)

For Use in Tax Year 2014
If you want to allow your preparer, a friend, a family member, or any other person you choose to discuss your 2014 tax return with the IRS, check the Yes box in the Third Party Designee area of your return. Also, enter the designee's name, phone number, and any five digits the designee chooses as his or her personal identification number (PIN).
If you check the Yes box, you, and your spouse if filing a joint return, are authorizing the IRS to call the designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of your return. You are also authorizing the designee to:
You are not authorizing the designee to receive any refund check, bind you to anything (including any additional tax liability), or otherwise represent you before the IRS. If you want to expand the designee's authorization, see Pub. 947.
The authorization will automatically end no later than the due date (without regard to extensions) for filing your 2015 tax return. This is April 18, 2016, for most people.