Need something else?

  • Visit the Legal Assistance page for:
    • Power of Attorney not related to DOF business tax matters
    • Legal referral services
    • Answers to questions about the law and courts

The Department of Finance (DOF) requires a Power of Attorney (POA) if someone, such as a lawyer or accountant, is seeking information or filing something on behalf of a business or other entity. A POA is also required if you want to grant someone else the authorization to request copies of filed business tax returns or discuss a case with DOF.

For example, a lawyer or accountant might need POA.

Taxpayers may complete a POA-1 Form for:

  • Business taxes
  • Excise taxes

For all other DOF matters, a POA-2 should be completed.

These include:

  • Property tax payment agreements
  • Parking matters

Download the POA-1 Form.

Download the POA-2 Form.

The Department of Finance (DOF) only handles Power of Attorney questions related to DOF business tax matters. DOF cannot answer any questions about New York State statutory forms.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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