Does bankruptcy excuse your property taxes? 10 Answers as of February 10, 2016

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Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
No.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 2/10/2016
CARL C SILVER ATTORNEY AT LAW
CARL C SILVER ATTORNEY AT LAW | Carl C Silver
NO.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/8/2016
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
Possibly, if the property tax did not file as a lien. However, most property tax debt does get filed immediately as a lien, meaning that if you do not pay the taxes, you will not have a clean title to the property, and further, at some point, your ownership of the property can be sold to pay the property tax.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 2/8/2016
Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
No.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/8/2016
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
No. The taxes are secured by the property.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/8/2016
    Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
    Bankruptcy discharges any personal liability on property taxes but they are still a lien on the house.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 2/8/2016
    GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
    GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
    Yes, if you are surrendering the property. The tax lien remains with the real estate though.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 2/8/2016
    The Schreiber Law Firm
    The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
    In most states property taxes on real property attach to the property and are not the personal obligation of the owner of the property. Therefore, a personal bankruptcy would not affect property taxes. If they are not paid the unpaid property taxes are a lien on the property until paid or the property is sold by the taxing authority for non payment.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/8/2016
    Goldsmith & Guymon
    Goldsmith & Guymon | Marjorie Guymon
    No. Property taxes are secured to the real property.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 2/8/2016
    Law Office of Michael Johnson
    Law Office of Michael Johnson | Michael Johnson
    No, unless you are surrendering the property
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 2/8/2016
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