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Hotline Tip: Is There A Quicker Way To Perform Multiple Notarizations?

By NNA Staff on March 14, 2013 - A client came in with five different documents to be notarized, including two grant deeds and three affidavits. I wrote out all five separate entries and had him sign each one separately in my journal, but the process was very time consuming. Is there a more efficient way of handling several document notarizations at once, if it is the same signer?

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Important Guidelines For Home Office Deductions From The IRS

By David Thun on March 14, 2013 - If you use part of your home for your Notary business, you may be able to claim a deduction on your income tax for its use. However, the government has strict restrictions when making such claims.

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Member Video: Why You Should Come To NNA 2013 Conference

By NNA Staff on March 14, 2013 - NNA 2010 Notary of the Year, Daniel C. Lewis, talks about why he’s looking forward to attending NNA 2013 Conference in Austin, Texas.

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Quiz: Journal Issues

By David Thun on March 14, 2013 - Keeping a journal of your notarial acts is essential to protecting your signers from fraud and yourself from liability. Do you know the best methods for recording entries, protecting the privacy of signer information and how to deal with requests to see entries? Take our quiz and test your knowledge of journal best practices.

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Secretaries Of State Gessler, McCulloch Guest Panelists At Conference

By NNA Staff on March 14, 2013 - Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch will participate in a special panel discussion at NNA 2013 Conference.

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How Facebook Can Help You With Your Notary Business

By Moses Keshishian on March 12, 2013 - The National Notary magazine reached out to several Notary-entrepreneurs and asked them to share how cultivating relationships through Facebook has been beneficial for them.

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Congressional Proposal Would Allow Notary Services At Post Offices

By NNA Staff on March 07, 2013 - If a group of Senators get their way, visitors to U.S. Post Offices may be able to get documents notarized and pick up a fishing license in addition to mailing packages and buying stamps.

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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize For An Adult With A Presumed Mental Deficiency?

By NNA Staff on March 07, 2013 - A client with an adult son has asked to get a medical Power of Attorney over him, as he suffers from nearly constant seizures. There are, however, questions about the man’s mental capacity. Am I able to notarize such a document in this case? If not, to whom should I refer my client?

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ID Theft Complaints Hit Record In 2012-What You Can Do To Fight It

By Michael Lewis on March 07, 2013 - A record number of identity theft complaints were filed with the Federal Trade Commission in 2012, and many of the identity fraud scams involved transactions that could require notarizations.

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Lawmakers Push For Notary Education

By David Thun on March 07, 2013 - Lawmakers in the Lone Star State have introduced a bill that would require Notary commission applicants to complete a training course.

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