Avoiding Income Tax Interest and Penalties
Bankruptcy timing can affect not only whether you must pay a tax debt but also whether you must pay certain tax interest and penalties.
Timing Chapter 13 to Discharge Income Taxes
Chapter 13 can discharge income taxes (write them off forever) if you wait long enough to file bankruptcy. Here’s how it works.
Timing Bankruptcy to Discharge Income Taxes
Usually you can discharge income taxes write them off forever by waiting to file bankruptcy long enough. Here's how it works under Chapter 7.
Unfiled Tax Returns and Bankruptcy
If you're considering filing bankruptcy, should you first prepare and submit any unfiled income tax returns? Should you prioritize paying them?
Bankruptcy Writes Off (Some) Income Taxes
Bankruptcy permanently writes off income taxes, as long as the tax meets certain conditions. For some taxes the conditions are easy to meet.
Filing Chapter 13 in 2019 to Write Off More Income Taxes
Chapter 13 is a riskier, longer, and maybe more expensive way to escape a dischargeable income tax deb--but may still be your best option.
Timing: Writing Off Income Taxes
Usually you can discharge--write off--an income tax debt by just waiting long enough. Here's how to discharge a tax debt under Chapter 7.
Income Taxes Discharged and Not Discharged in Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy DOES discharge--permanently write off--certain income taxes. It's mostly just a matter of time.