Can I file chapter 13 to stop tax sale on my home? 9 Answers as of August 08, 2017

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Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Yes, get going on it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/8/2017
Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
Yes, although it may only stop the sale temporarily if your plan does not pay the secured taxes in full.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/7/2017
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
Many people chose Chapter 13 for just that reason. You will need to pay the ongoing tax debt every year and pay off the past due tax debt over the next 5 years.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/7/2017
Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
Yes, a Chapter 13 will stop the tax sale of your home. It will also give you up to five years to pay off the tax debt.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 8/7/2017
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
Yes, if filed before the sale. Also, you need to meet the Chapter 13 qualifications.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 8/7/2017
    Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C.
    Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C. | J. Thomas Black
    Yes, filing a bankruptcy will temporarily stop a tax sale of your home, and if you propose a plan under chapter 13 to pay the taxes over time with the appropriate interest, it may permanently stop a sale of your home. Of course you will have to pay the future property taxes timely as they come due.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 8/7/2017
    Garner Law Office
    Garner Law Office | Daniel Garner
    Any ethical bankruptcy lawyer will tell you that there is a good faith requirement for a chapter 13 filing. It cannot be filed for the sole purpose of delaying a creditor's legal right to foreclose; you must have a regular source of income sufficient to cure the tax debt on your home within 3 to 5 years. Or, you could have reasonable plans to sell the home for an amount sufficient to pay all your debts, if you have other debt.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 8/6/2017
    CARL C SILVER ATTORNEY AT LAW
    CARL C SILVER ATTORNEY AT LAW | Carl C Silver
    You sure can but you would probably want to file a chapter 13 where you can pretty much set your own terms to pay taxes back over 3 to 5 years.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/6/2017
    Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law
    Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law | Christiaan van Niekerk
    Yes that is what it is designed for.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 8/6/2017
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