New York Power of Attorney Forms

The New York power of attorney forms includes nine (9) documents that allow a person of legal age (18 or older) to grant authority over financial, business, and/or medical-related decisions to a person they trust (their attorney-in-fact). The powers authorized to the attorney-in-fact can be permanent or temporary depending on the POA chosen. If the principal wants the form to remain in effect in the event they medically can no longer act for themselves (known as “incapacitation”), they should choose a durable form. This is commonly used when the principal wants to elect someone to handle decisions for the long-term. For simple one-off tasks (such as signing a form), a non-durable POA should be selected (such as a limited POA).

As stated by NY POA laws, a nominated attorney-in-fact “has a fiduciary relationship with the principal”. In other words, the person appointed has a legal and ethical responsibility to make decisions with the principal’s best interests in mind.

Types (9)

Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – Allows an agent to act on the principal’s behalf to manage their finances for a duration of time that begins when the POA is signed, and remains in effect until the principal dies or they manually revoke the document.

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General (Financial) Power of Attorney – For granting encompassing powers over one’s financial affairs. The non-durable option to the durable (statutory) form above.

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Limited (Special) Power of Attorney – A POA that allows the principal to specify any tasks or duties they wish.

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Health Care Proxy (Medical Power of Attorney) – A durable type of POA that entrusts a person with the right to make medical decisions in-line with the principal’s wishes. Must be signed by two (2) witnesses over the age of eighteen (18).

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Minor Child Power of Attorney – Used by parents to provide a trusted adult with the rights to make parental decisions regarding their child or children.

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Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form IRP-1POA) – The state of NY requires this form to be completed in order to allow a person to register, transfer someone’s motor vehicle.

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Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney – Gives a person the right to manage, sell, transfer, and/or buy property located in the state of NY. Is a non-durable document.

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Revocation of Power of Attorney – Can be used for terminating ANY type of existing POA, so long the principal is of a sound mind.

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State Tax Filing Power of Attorney (Form POA-1) – Form POA-1 is an official form jointly issued by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to allow a taxpayer to appoint one or more tax professionals to view and file their taxes on their behalf.

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Laws & Signing Requirements