My daughter lives in South Africa & is required to file a federal tax return.
She received a refund check which was sent from irs to us in the US as the mail system there is not trustworthy and things go missing all the time. The bank said the irs is very particular about having a signature on the check. With other checks there is no problem just depositing into her account without a signature.
Is there some way to deposit her irs refund directly into her account without her signature?
I am not her power of attorney but handle her accounts @ home. Please advise. I have been so far unsuccessful reaching the irs.
Most respectfully, this is not a legal question. The bank is in charge here. If they have told you they require her signature, then a properly drafted power of attorney authorizing you to provide that signature is the easy answer. Any attorney that does elder law or estate planning (as well as many general practitioners and even criminal defense counsel) can prepare that power of attorney.
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