Do your 2018 taxes just add to your earlier income tax debts, making it all the more unmanageable? Chapter 13 may be your best solution. Last week we got into a big advantage of filing a Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts” case in early 2019. Doing so enables you to include 2018 income taxes into your Chapter 13 payment … Read More
Discharge more income tax debts through smart timing. You may be able to do so by filing your bankruptcy after certain dates of 2019. The right timing of the filing of a bankruptcy case can make a tremendous difference. Our last 8 blog posts have all been about smart timing. If you need to use the bankruptcy laws to … Read More
Chapter 7 can sometimes help you deal with unaffordable income tax payment plan. But Chapter 13 is often a better way to escape a tax mess. Tax Agreement Payments Too High We laid out the problem last week. You’d entered into a monthly payment plan with the IRS or your state because you couldn’t pay what you owed. But … Read More
Breaking an IRS/state income tax payment plan usually has very bad consequences. But filing bankruptcy lets you escape a tax payment plan. Tax Installment Agreement You Can’t Afford It’s a common problem. You owed income taxes a year or two ago when you sent in your tax returns. Money was very tight so you couldn’t just pay it … Read More
If you owe some income tax which qualifies for discharge and some that doesn’t, can Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” help you? Tax Liens under Chapter 7 Last week we showed how Chapter 7 can sometimes permanently prevent an income tax lien from hitting your home. It does that by stopping the recording of the tax lien, and then discharging … Read More
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.
If a creditor’s proof of claim is a “priority” or secured debt is too high, object to it to avoid paying too much in your Chapter 13 case.
File your Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts” case at the right time to include all possible tax debts. Then budget right to prevent new ones.
In spite of you filing bankruptcy, the taxing authorities can still take certain very specific actions as exceptions to the automatic stay.