Unexpected Benefit: An Income Tax Lien on a Nondischargeable Tax

Wasson and ThornhillTax Debts

Hit with an income tax lien on a tax that bankruptcy can’t discharge? Bankruptcy is all the more valuable so that you can afford to pay off that tax.   We’ve been talking about the effect of an income tax lien on an income tax that bankruptcy CAN discharge–legally write off. A tax lien can turn that tax from one you don’t … Read More

Getting Current on Home Property Taxes through Bankruptcy

Wasson and ThornhillTax Debts

Falling being on home property taxes creates problem with your tax collector but much more urgently with your mortgage lender.   Why Your Mortgage Lender Gets Upset With virtually all mortgage contracts, falling behind on your home property taxes puts you in default on the mortgage itself. That means that even if you are current on the mortgage payments your … Read More

Timing for Writing Off Income Taxes

Wasson and ThornhillTax Debts

Usually you can discharge–write off–an income tax debt by just waiting long enough. Here’s how to discharge a tax debt under Chapter 7.

Income Tax Debt in Bankruptcy

Wasson and ThornhillTax Debts

Bankruptcy writes off income taxes, if they meet certain conditions. These conditions are relatively, but not completely, straightforward.