Tax information authorization vs. power of attorney Tax information authorization

Tax information authorization vs. power of attorney

Generally, a tax information authorization (TIA) only allows representatives to review your tax account information for:

  • Individuals
  • Fiduciary (estates and trusts)
  • Group nonresident
  • Businesses

A power of attorney (POA) declaration allows representatives to act on your behalf and review your account information.

Differences between POA and TIA
POA TIA
Authorizations
  • Talk to us about your account
  • Receive and inspect your confidential tax information
  • Represent you in matters before us
  • Receive information from non-tax programs, such as Court-Ordered Debt Collections and Vehicle Registrations Collections
  • Update representatives on  the POA declaration
  • Revoke the POA declaration
  • Talk to us about your account
  • Receive and inspect your confidential tax information
  • Revoke the TIA
Years covered All years or specifically defined years All years
Duration (typical) 6 years 13 months
Renewal No. Submit a new POA declaration. Yes. Only in MyFTB and by the representative