Bankruptcy’s automatic stay stops the IRS and state tax authorities as well as the run-of-the-mill creditors.
All creditors must cease collection actions after a bankruptcy is filed.
If you’ve gotten a notice of intent to levy or even if the IRS has served a wage garnishment, it is not too late to file bankruptcy.
After you’ve filed, collection action must stop.
Whether taxes and tax liens survive the bankruptcy discharge depends on the chapter you’ve filed and the age and other characteristics of the tax.
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