Power of Attorney Facts

A power of attorney is your written authorization appointing someone to handle your property or financial matters if you become unable to manage your own finances. TRA will accept valid powers of attorney from other states or foreign countries until Jan. 1. Those who do not have power of attorney documents from other states or foreign countries must now use the Minnesota statutory short form (original or a certified copy). Properly executed powers of attorney previously submitted to TRA remain in effect. Read more about power of attorney here.