Authorization or Power of Attorney

You can authorize a person (such as your spouse or an accountant) to represent you or obtain information on your behalf. If you want us to give information concerning your income tax return to a designated person, you can:

  • use the online service in My Account for individuals for granting an authorization or a power of attorney;
  • complete and sign form MR-69-V, Authorization to Communicate Information or Power of Attorney;
  • send us a handwritten letter granting an authorization or power of attorney.

Note that an individual can also act on someone else's behalf in the following situations:

  • The individual has one of the following legal documents:
    • a succession document
    • a notarial act
    • a homologated incapacity mandate
  • The individual acts under the legal mechanism known as protective supervision.

Authorizations and powers of attorney are valid indefinitely, unless you specify an end date.

You can also view the authorizations or the powers of attorney you have granted in My Account.

For more information, see Person Granting a Power of Attorney or Revocation and Person Granted a Power of Attorney or Revocation.

Revocation

If you want to revoke an authorization or power of attorney, you can:

  • use the online service in My Account for individuals for viewing or revoking an authorization or a power of attorney; or
  • complete form MR-69.R-V, Revocation of Authorization to Communicate Information or of Power of Attorney.

Downloading your tax data

To download your tax data using authorized software, your tax preparer must have a valid power of attorney or use your download code. You can get a code in one of the following ways:

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