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Notary Bulletin

March 2014

3 Tax Mistakes Notaries Should Avoid

Notaries can get their maximum tax refund by avoiding a few common mistakes when filing self-employment or small business taxes.

Tips To Safeguard A Notary's Mobile Devices From Identity Thieves

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are essential tools for signing agents and mobile Notaries to keep connected to clients and other business activities while on the road. But all too often we assume that the data stored on them is safe from prying eyes.

Hotline Tip: Notarizing Motor Vehicle Titles

If I am notarizing a motor vehicle title, do both the seller and the buyer have to be physically present at the same time in order for me to notarize their signatures, or just the seller?

Becoming A Paralegal (Infographic)

If you’re a Notary who's ever been interested in working as a paralegal, the following infographic from George Washington University provides a helpful overview of a paralegal’s duties, salary, training, and job prospects.

Hotline Tip: Notarizing Living Trusts

When asked to notarize a will, I suggest that the person consult an attorney prior to notarization. Does the same recommendation apply to a living trust?

Never Take Shortcuts When Notarizing Election Documents

As states and towns start to get their ballots together for the 2014 political season, don’t forget that faulty notarizations on election documents often result in messy legal battles between political opponents.

Wyoming Raises Notary Fees

Starting July 1, Wyoming Notaries may charge a maximum fee of $5 for notarial acts — more than double the current maximum fee of $2. And West Virginia Notaries may be the next to see their fees go up, also from $2 to $5.