I recently got both Durable and Medical POA for my mother who is declining hapidly and seems to have given up on life after a broken hip and stroke. I learned that she is 5 years behind in taxes and so is her husband. Neither are able to deal with their taxes and I'm having a time getting everything to the CPA. We have 2004 done, 2005 is almost finished, but we still have the other years to go. She has all of the tax debt for she has the most money which she's always kept seperate from his and I have the right of survivorship to as well as co-ownership within the last few years to.