Can IRS take money owed from account if person is POA?

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i owe the IRS(shhh) if i am POA for my grandma's finances, is there a chance the IRS could take money I OWE from grandma's account?

I spoke with gma's bank manager who insisted the IRS could not garnish any money owed from gma's acct because i would be managing her finances with the money, not my own. i was told that very thing happened to a family member and after i explained that to him he called his branch office manager who again, said the IRS could not & would not garnish income owed by a person listed as another's POA.

i'm still afraid of the risk. has anyone heard or know of this happening? please help!

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thanks for your reply's. i'm still not sure whether i will have gma appoint me POA
i do manage her money & have both her check book and ATM card in my possession because she can't be trusted with either. she made her first property tax payment(late) & started her first payment on UNPAID property taxes.
all i want to do is keep gma in her home for the rest of her life & make things as easy(on me) as possible.
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Perhaps the family member to whom you think this happened had a joint account. That is different from being on the account as POA.
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As long as that account is not joint with you, your grandmother's account is safe from IRS garnishemnt.
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i would call just leave the account in her name and if Grandma is ok with that....get your name off the acct

i hear ya man!!
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