Can I file bankruptcy on money owed to IRS for individual income taxes and delinquent property taxes? 9 Answers as of October 15, 2017

Can I file chapter 7 or 13 on income taxes owed and property taxes owed?

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Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Some taxes are dischargeable, some are not. A chapter 13 will help you get caught up on the ones that are not. You need to see local counsel. If the lawyer you see does not ask for tax transcripts, see another lawyer.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/15/2017
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
Yes and no. You have to follow certain deadlines. If they are not dischargeable, you can pay them through a Chapter 13. You have to pay real property taxes if you are keeping the real estate. Meet with a lawyer face to face. Any lawyer worth their salt will charge you for the meeting, but this will save you tons of heartache and problems!!
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 10/12/2017
OlsenDaines | Rex Daines
You can file on and eliminate income taxes that are more than three years old provided you filed all the returns on time and there weren't subsequent audits or assessments. The taxes still might be dischargeable with audits and assessments, but additional time considerations come into play. If you are keeping the property, you must pay the property taxes. If you are not keeping the property you need to consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney related to the property taxes.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 10/12/2017
Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
Income taxes can be discharged in bankruptcy if the return was filed on time and it was filed at least 3 years ago. Property taxes are a lien on the property, which survives bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 10/12/2017
The Salas Firm
The Salas Firm | Ron Salas
Maybe. It depends on the assessment dates.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 10/12/2017
    Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
    Yes, under certain circumstances; the taxes may not be newer than 3 years old and must be filed for at least two years.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/12/2017
    Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
    You MUST list all your debts. Certain income tax debts under certain circumstances, may be discharged in a bankruptcy. Consult an experienced bankruptcy lawyer in your locality.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 10/12/2017
    Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
    You can definitely file chapter 13. You can also file chapter 7, but depending on the facts, a chapter 7 may not discharge those taxes.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 10/12/2017
    Garner Law Office
    Garner Law Office | Daniel Garner
    The rules for discharging income taxes are very complicated, but if conditions are right, some income taxes can be discharged if they are stale enough. Property taxes are secured by the property, so if you want to keep the property, they cannot be discharged. A chapter 13 will allow you to take up to 5 years to catch up on delinquent income or property taxes which cannot be discharged. You need competent legal advice to avoid making more problems for yourself.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 10/12/2017
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