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Assessing Notarial Fees


Most notaries have a good understanding of what they can charge for performing a notarial act, but calculating fees becomes confusing when dealing with multiple notarial certificates or signatures. Because overcharging for a notarization may be grounds for suspension or violate the state's code of ethics for public officers, notaries must exercise caution and discretion when determining their fees. ... Continue Reading

How Much to Charge for Mobile Notary Services?


This is a somewhat sticky question for most mobile notaries. Why? Because how much you charge depends on a number of factors. ... Continue Reading

How Much Do You Charge for Notary Services?


This is a somewhat sticky question for mobile notaries. Why? Well, how much you charge depends on a number of factors. ... Continue Reading

Notaries, Plan Ahead for Tax Season


The end of the year will be upon us before we know it. Black Friday promotions, holiday decorations and cold weather serve to remind us that the end of the year is fast approaching. Along with making preparations for holiday and family gatherings, notaries may want to begin planning ahead for the upcoming tax filing season by making sure that detailed records of any invoices, bank statements, receipts, and 1099s will be in place for a timely and smooth filing. ... Continue Reading

Notary Fees - How much to Charge


Notaries must know their state notary laws regarding all aspects of their notary commission, and this includes fees. You must NOT charge more than the law allows for any notarization. This can result in severe penalties against the notary. You may of course offer your services at no charge. Discuss fees and how you will handle them with your employer to avoid any misunderstandings. ... Continue Reading
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