A Hawaii tax power of attorney form (N-848), also termed the “Department of Taxation Power of Attorney,” offers individuals the ability to designate a representative (typically an accountant or tax advisor) before the Hawaii Department of Taxation.
The appointed individual aids in filing tax returns, accessing relevant information, and representing the taxpayer’s interests in communications with tax authorities. The representative’s powers don’t include endorsing checks or depositing payments into unauthorized bank accounts.
Unlike some states, this particular form in Hawaii does not require notarization for its validation, simplifying the process of authorizing representation. After completion, the document should be mailed or faxed to the Department of Taxation, and representatives need to submit a photocopy along with each tax document for which this form is required.
Signing Requirements — Taxpayer and attorney-in-fact.
Statute — § 551E‑46.