Opinion Letter

Letter Number:O-1999-09
Tax Type:Homestead Property Tax Refunds
Brief Description:Power of Attorney for Homestead Certificate of Eligibility.
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Approval Date:03/04/1999



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Office of Policy & Research


March 4, 1999


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Re: Power of Attorney For Homestead Certificate of Eligibility

Dear Ms. XXXXX

Your correspondence of January 8, 1999, has been referred to my attention. Its contents are duly noted. Your letter states, in pertinent part, as follows:
The use of Certificates of Eligibility is controlled by K.S.A. 79-4521. The statute provides as follows:
Your letter notes that you require the Homestead taxpayer to sign the Certificate of Eligibility in your presence. The statute, however, does not impose such a requirement. As a result, the use of a power-of-attorney form appears to be unnecessary, and we therefore must decline to approve its use.

Though not the response for which you hoped, I trust this information is of assistance. If I can be of further service, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,



Jim Weisgerber
Attorney
Tax Specialist

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Date Composed: 03/23/1999 Date Modified: 10/10/2001