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
Prevent an income tax lien by filing under either Chapter 7 or 13. But if the tax qualifies for discharge Chapter 13 is slower and riskier. Last week we showed how detrimental the recording of an income tax lien can be for you. It can turn a tax that you could fully discharge (legally write off in bankruptcy) into … Read More
The IRS’ or state’s recording of an income tax lien against you is dangerous. It often forces you to pay a tax that you could have discharged. If you owe income taxes, stopping the IRS or state record a tax lien can be a huge benefit of filing bankruptcy. How much of a benefit turns on details about the … Read More
Statutory liens on your home cannot be gotten rid of in bankruptcy like judgment liens often can. So it’s important to know what they are.
The recording of an income tax lien turns your home into collateral on the tax you owe. Stop the IRS/state from getting that huge advantage.
If you don’t have much equity in your home, so that a tax lien eats up all that equity and then some, how can you get rid of that tax lien?