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Discharging Tax Debt and Bankruptcy

Taxes are difficult to discharge in bankruptcy. But in certain circumstances they can be discharged (eliminated). There are a number of factors that come into play with regard to this discharging tax debt. Among these factors are: the age of the debt, the type of the tax debt, whether you filed income tax returns on a timely basis and whether there was fraud or tax evasion involved. The two types of consumer bankruptcies that impact on tax debt are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. The dischargability of tax debt is one of the more complicated issues in bankruptcy filings. At the initial free consultation with our law office, we will review the possibilities that your tax debt can be discharged.

Factors Involved in the Discharging of Tax Debt

  • Did you file income taxes with regard to this tax debt?
  • Were these income taxes filed less two years ago?
  • Is the tax that you seek to discharge more than three years old?
  • Were the tax returns relating to the tax debt you seek to discharge properly filed?
  • Has there been an IRS assessment within 240 days prior to this bankruptcy filing?
  • Have you been involved with tax evasion or tax fraud?

Bankruptcy and Tax Debt

Your taxes may be dischargeable. Contact the bankruptcy lawyers at the Law Office of Elliot Schlissel to discuss issues involving tax debt. We can advise you whether these debts are dischargeable in bankruptcy. Feel free to call toll free any time, day or night, at 1-800-344-6431, or in Queens, Kings, Richmond and the Bronx at 718-350-2802. You can also reach us in Nassau County or Suffolk County at 516-561-6645. We welcome your inquires.

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