IRS Debt after death..who is responsible? POA or Spouse?
My father was dx'd with stage 4 cancer we just found out that he owes back taxes to the IRS. Apparently he hadn't filed his taxes in several years, before he became disabled. He is married now (but not when he was negligent in filing, from 2001-2005). His wife is not his power of attorney, he daughter is. He has no assets to name, the home etc. is in his wife's name alone. Who would assume the responsibility for this unpaid debt the poa or the spouse?