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Can the UK go after a POA for an Alzheimer afflicted parent’s unpaid taxes? My parent is not a UK national but lived there a long time. Recently moved back to home country and now has Alzheimer's and is in a care home. I am the only POA and live outside the EU in a third country (different to parent). Parent didn’t pay taxes for some years in the UK as Alzheimers was taking over and many things were left undone. But now isn’t living in the UK and will never go back and isn’t handling anything by herself any more. Full time residential care and I’m remotely handling everything (am living not in the same country as parent).


I have no idea of what taxes weren’t paid as parent never told anyone!


Am I in any way liable for figuring out, paying her taxes ?

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I agree with Worried, if you weren't actively her POA, then I can't see that you'd be responsible. Active meaning if Moms POA reads immediately, then its active from date she signed it. If "springing", then from thecdate she is declared incompetent.

My opinion, see a tax accountant that knows something about international law.
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Ok. thanks. Is there a specific law I can refer to that outlines the duties of the POA in filing taxes?
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worriedinCali Oct 28, 2019
If your POA wasn’t in affect you weren’t required to file taxes all those years. If your mom was still handling her finances, she was required to file not you.
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As POA you are not personally responsible for paying the outstanding taxes, but you are required to file them. If there are funds available you should use Mum’s funds on her behalf to pay her taxes.
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