Using Bankruptcy to Eliminate Tax Debts
Like other forms of debt, back taxes can create a significant financial burden. Filing bankruptcy can be an effective way to obtain tax debt relief. At the Law Office of Paul L. Urich, P.A., in Orlando, Florida, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to explain whether your Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Florida state tax debts can be discharged by filing bankruptcy.
Since 1998, attorney Paul Urich has helped thousands of people find relief from debt, including tax debts. Our firm is built on his experience and we are ready to help you explore every option for obtaining debt relief. To arrange your free consultation to discuss how to discharge tax debt, call 407-896-3077 or contact our Orlando law firm online.
What Tax Debts Are Dischargeable?
- The tax debt is at least three years old
- You filed tax returns for those taxes at least two years ago
- The tax assessment took place 240 days ago or longer
- You were not involved in any tax evasion or tax fraud
There are many types of tax debts, including federal income taxes, employment and Florida sales taxes from a personal business, 941 or Social Security taxes, and Florida property taxes. In general, filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy will allow you to discharge more tax debts than a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, tax law is complicated and there are many exceptions to the rules concerning tax debt relief, so you are better off discussing your particular case with a bankruptcy lawyer rather than relying on general information from a website.
What if My Tax Debt Is Not Dischargeable?
If your taxes cannot be completely discharged, we may be able to provide relief by creating a tax payment plan that will allow you to repay the taxes at a lower interest rate than the IRS would otherwise charge. We may also be able to get your IRS penalties reduced. Filing bankruptcy can also stop a foreclosure action by the IRS to collect back taxes.
Contact a Kissimmee Lawyer for Advice on Discharging Tax Debt
Free tax debt relief consultation: Call 407-896-3077 or contact our law firm online to discuss your case with a Florida bankruptcy attorney at no charge.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.