Tag Archives: Insolvency law

Should I File BK?

Today TaxMama hears from Bruce in the TaxQuips Forum who needs to make a decision. “My business failed last year and my wife and I are mulling over whether to declare personal bankruptcy due to this.  Towards the end of the life of the business, I put a lot of money on my credit cards, […]

Debt Negotiation

Today TaxMama hears from Robert in the TaxQuips Forum, with a painful issue. “I am considering working with a company that will hopefully negotiate my debt. It will involve stopping payments to creditors and turning negotiations over to a law firm with a limited power of attorney. I need to know how this could affect […]

Bankruptcy & Freedom

Reprint of article from July 2003 And speaking of Independence Day …. I just got off the phone with a friend. She’s decided to file bankruptcy. This was a very long road for her. Like other friends, she’s a very moral person. In our generation, bankruptcy is not something we take lightly. It’s not just […]

More about Tax Bankruptcies

Today TaxMama hears from Enrique in California, who just learned something new. “I read that one can file for tax bankruptcy. If so how does one go about it? I was not sure if was true or not, and I saw your web site along with the article I read. Any help will help.”

Another Tax Bankruptcy

Today TaxMama hears from Toni in Colorado with this problem. “We filed for bankruptcy after a foreclosure and two years of hard struggle. My husband had $48,000 in taxes for 2005. Is there a way to file ‘’tax bankruptcy’’ this far out? Our bankruptcy was discharged March 12, 2008. I’m working, my husband is not, […]

Bankrupting Credit Cards

Today TaxMama hears from Maria in California who is concerned . “My husband and I are considering filing for bankruptcy. Can we be prosecuted for going bankrupt on a credit card we used to pay our taxes with a couple of years ago?”

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 […]

Tax Bankruptcy That Wasn’t

Today TaxMama hears from Gina in San Diego who tells us. “I filed bankruptcy in 2005, hoping to clear back taxes. All taxes had been filed and assessed. However, my back taxes went untouched by the bankruptcy. Had I known that would occur, I would not have filed. What went wrong?”