Power of attorney is the legal authority to act for another person. It’s also the name of the form that grants this power.
With a power of attorney form, an “agent” can make important financial or medical decisions for someone (the “principal” or “donor”) if they are unable to do so themselves (for example, if they become “incapacitated” due to injury or illness).
There are several different types of power of attorney that can be set up in Indiana (IN). Find your free form below.
Indiana (IN) Power of Attorney Documents
Indiana BMV Power of Attorney
A trusted third party (agent) nominated in a BMV or vehicle power of attorney may execute vehicle-related transactions such as transfer of ownership on behalf of the principal.
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Indiana Department of Revenue Power of Attorney
A revenue or tax power of attorney gives an individual or entity you appoint the legal capacity to file taxes and manage other tax issues on your behalf.
In Indiana, this form is also known as a POA-1.
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How to Get Power of Attorney in Indiana
To set up power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
Indiana POA Requirements
According to § IC 30-5-4-1, for a power of attorney to be valid in Indiana, it must:
- Be in writing
- Name an attorney in fact
- Give the attorney in fact the power to act on behalf of the principal
- Be signed by the principal or at the principal’s direction by another individual in the presence of a notary public
Note that if the POA was signed at the direction of the principal, the notary public must state that the person who signed the POA did so at the principal’s direction.
How to Revoke Power of Attorney in Indiana
A revocation of power of attorney is a legal document cancelling the authority formerly given to a third party to act on your behalf.
You can revoke a power of attorney you’ve previously created under Indiana law by completing a power of attorney revocation form.