Power of attorney is the legal authority to make decisions for another person. It’s also the name of the document that gives this authority.
A power of attorney form lets an individual (the “principal”) voluntarily choose another individual (the “agent”) to legally act on the principal’s behalf.
You can use this form to make sure decisions about your money or health care are handled in your best interest if you’re unable to make decisions yourself.
In Idaho (ID), there are several types of power of attorney to choose from based on the principal’s needs.
Idaho (ID) Power of Attorney Documents
Idaho State Tax Commission Power of Attorney
The Idaho State Tax Commission power of attorney is a form that allows a representative to file a principal’s taxes with the state tax commission. The principal must use the document to define the specific tax matters that the representative is approved to represent.
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How to Get Power of Attorney in Idaho
To set up power of attorney, both the agent and the principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
The only document available to download on the official Idaho Government website is the State Tax Commission form.
You can download the other power of attorney forms from this page, which all comply with Idaho’s Uniform Power of Attorney Act and are legal to use in Idaho.
Idaho Power of Attorney Requirements
Your power of attorney documents must meet legal requirements set by Idaho law. The key requirements are as follows:
- The document must be signed and dated by the principal as well as two witnesses.
- The agent must be 18 years of age or older (a legal adult).
It is not required that a durable power of attorney be signed in front of a notary public when executed by the principal. It does not need to be recorded except in the case of real estate transactions.