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    #1

    proofreading

    Hi,

    could you please proofread the following sentence (grammar, word order, articles):

    I hereby authorize tax advisor XY, within the meaning of Section 10 of Act no. xxxxx, as amended, to prepare and submit the application for tax refund for 2006 to a person registered for tax in Poland and to represent me in the related proceedings.

    And one additional question: Is it possible to entitle the document "power of attorney" if there is no attorney? In the above-mentioned case it is a tax advisor and his client. Or does the word "attorney" mean "the person who is authorized" here and not a legal representative?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    #2

    Re: proofreading

    Hi Hanka,

    As someone who sometimes does the proofreading of legal texts (I'm going to translate them myself some day) I thought I'd share a few thoughts with you :)

    > I hereby authorize tax advisor XY

    "Adviser; advisor. The -er spelling is sanctioned over the -or spelling in the dictionaries(...)" [Brian Garner, Dictionary of modern legal usage].

    > to a person registered for tax in Poland and to represent me in the
    > related proceedings.

    In legal texts, I will usually come across the full name of a country, e.g. the United Kingdom instead of England or, in this case, the Republic of Poland instead of Poland. Also, I'm not entirely sure but I think that, depending on the context, "a person registered for tax purposes" is more specific.

    And one additional question: Is it possible to entitle the document "power of attorney" if there is no attorney? In the above-mentioned case it is a tax advisor and his client. Or does the word "attorney" mean "the person who is authorized" here and not a legal representative?

    Yes, if the document is entitled as above, then there has to be an attorney, but not necessarily a lawyer. Attorney (sometimes called attorney in fact) is simply "one with power of attorney to act for another; legal agent." Attorney-at-law, however, means a person is a licensed lawyer.

    I hope this helps :)


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    Re: proofreading

    Great!!! Thanks a lot!!!

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