Tackle Taxes In Bankruptcy

football tackleBankruptcy’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.

Wiped out?

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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Tax liens in bankruptcy

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About the Author
Northern California bankruptcy lawyer Cathy is a 30+ year veteran of bankruptcy practice in the Silicon Valley. She is known for energetic representation of clients and her command of bankruptcy law.