Bankruptcy’s Effect on an Income Tax Lien

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Photo by Joshua Sukoff on Unsplash. An income tax lien creates challenges, so try to file bankruptcy to prevent one. Otherwise, bankruptcy can often help deal with a tax lien. This blog post continues a series about the smart timing of your bankruptcy filing. (It was interrupted by two blog posts updating federal unemployment benefits.) The last one in this … Read More

If You Have Unfiled Tax Returns

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Photo by Olga DeLawrence on Unsplash. You’re considering bankruptcy, and you have some unfiled tax returns for the IRS and/or your state. Should you prepare and file them, and when? Our last two blog posts have been about what you should and should not do before filing bankruptcy. These are important to consider even if you hope to avoid bankruptcy … Read More

Timing for Writing Off Income Taxes

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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.

A Fresh Start for Your Home Equity Encumbered by a Tax Lien

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Chapter 13 takes away the danger of a tax lien encumbering the equity in your home.   If the IRS or your state tax collector records an income tax lien against your home, and you want to keep the home, sometimes through bankruptcy you don’t have to pay the tax. If there’s no equity at all in the home to … Read More

A Fresh Start on the Income Tax Lien against Your Home

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If the IRS or state has recorded a tax lien on your home, sometimes a Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts” can get rid of both the tax and the lien.   Income Taxes that Can Be “Discharged” (Legally Written Off) If you owe an income tax debt, it can be discharged like most other debts. The tax debt just needs to meet … Read More