I owe taxes. Can I discharge my tax debt in Bankruptcy?

Friday 5th of October 2012 01:45:57 AM

This question comes up often, and typically the answer is “No.”  However, there is hope.  I just read an excellent article which spells out how and when you can get a tax debt discharged.  Highly recommended reading; I simply couldn’t explain it any better, except to say that it distills down to a few points made by the author:

1. The due date for filing a tax return is at least three years ago.

2. The tax return was filed at least two years ago.

3. The tax assessment is at least 240 days old.

4. The tax return was not fraudulent.

5. The taxpayer is not guilty of tax evasion.

Here is the full article:


Bankruptcy: Can I discharge my tax debt if I file bankruptcy?

Whitney G. Coats, Esq., Dana Law Firm.


Thank You Attorney Coats for writing this informative article.  I’ll be sharing with my readers and clients.

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