Tag Archives: Credit

Dump Tax Debt

Today TaxMama hears from Bill in Nevada who tells us. “I have a tax lien from year 2000. This was a debt that was awarded to my ex in our divorce. At the time of divorce the debt was around $500. She got it down to less than $200. and stopped paying on it. It […]

Chapter 13 Tax Discharges

Today TaxMama hears from Mark in Arkansas, who wants to know, “I have filed a Bankruptcy Chapter 13 repayment plan. Can I have my taxes dismissed in a “tax bankruptcy” even if they’re already in included my Chapter 13 filing?” Dear Mark, Chapter 13 bankruptcy is like a personal re-organization. You get to reduce some […]

Credit Card Debt

Today TaxMama hears from Ken in the Tax Parlor with this tale of woe. “I received a 1099-C in 2005 and included it on my tax return. The credit card company has since taken me to Arbitration and my defense is that I have already paid taxes on this debt. Is there some publication that […]

Cancelled Debt

Today TaxMama hears from Sean from TaxMama’s Tax Parlor who tells us a very long story. Please read the whole question in the Tax Parlor. But, for short…, “My current situation involves a repossession of a car back in 1994. I received a notice about a year ago from the IRS stating that I owed […]

Generous Loan Unpaid

Today TaxMama hears from Ginger in San Leandro, CA, who tells us “We sold a $12,000.00 motorcycle to a friend. He was making $260.00 a month payments for 72 months. He moved to AZ and got into a wreck with the bike and the bike was totaled. Because he only paid 4 months out of […]

Credit Where Credit is Due

Today TaxMama hears from Sam in Fort Walton beach, Fl, who’s perplexed. “I bought some stuff on credit card and after some days I lost the credit card. The bank issued me a new credit card and my old credit card was cancelled. Then when I returned some of the stuff I bought on my […]

Defaulted Student Loan

Today TaxMama hears from Margaret. “My daughter’s boyfriend, with whom she lives, filed his tax return claiming my daughter and their child for the sake of the EIC. He expected to receive approximately $2000 back as a refund. Instead he received a notice from IRS that not only was he not getting his refund, but […]

Pay What?!

Today Rod from SC has some money burning a hole in his pocket. “If you had $14,000 to pay some bills, which payment would provide the best tax advantage: Pay student your loans of $14,000; Pay car note of 14,000: Or put the total into your home mortgage of $60,000? Please explain your suggestion. My […]

Lien on Me

Today Michael from Oxnard reports, “I have two liens against my home from my county hospital for a medical bill I never paid. If I quit claim the deed to someone else, am I relieved from having my liens affect the property?

Credit Repair Blues

Today Ann in California wanted TaxMama to fix her credit. Since all my income disappeared when I lost all my clients in the Y2K corporation crash, my credit tanked. A lot of my credit debt has even been written off by now. But now, I’m getting back on my feet again and want to clean […]