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Do I Need A Signer's Thumbprint For A Bond Acknowledgment?

New Hotline Resized 3When taking an acknowledgment of a signature for a Payment and Performance Bond, do I need to take a signer’s thumbprint for my journal entry? — A.N., California

No, the signer’s thumbprint will not be necessary in this case, as a Payment and Performance Bond is neither a power of attorney nor a document that affects real property.

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