Tax – Debt Garnishments

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Tax Refunds

When you file for bankruptcy, any property you own becomes a part of the bankruptcy estate which is overseen by the bankruptcy trustee. Many people are worried about any tax refund or personal injury claim they receive during their bankruptcy since it could be used to pay your creditors. However, lawyers of Dallas based bankruptcy law firm Recovery Law Group inform that bankruptcy laws allow you to modify your Chapter 13 plan in some cases to excuse payment of tax refunds. You are expected to list your income, your assets, and your debts when you file for a [...]


Taxes in Bankruptcy

People with overwhelming debts often seek bankruptcy as a viable solution. However, even in bankruptcy, certain debts such as secured debts like mortgage and car loan as well as government taxes and child and spousal support cannot be avoided. Apart from federal taxes, certain states like California also impose state income tax on its citizens. Similar to credit card debt, tax debt also gets added up and often becomes difficult to manage. A bankruptcy filing can definitely get rid of your unsecured debts but many people are confused regarding its effect on their taxes. What to know before [...]


Tax Debts Can Drive Even the Rich and Famous to Bankruptcy

Despite the popular notion that bankruptcy affects only those people who have low income, there are numerous instances when the rich and the famous had to resort to bankruptcy to get rid of their huge financial debt. One of the notorious cases is that of O.J. Simpson’s lawyer, F. Lee Bailey’s. He gained popularity when he defended O.J. Simpson in the criminal trial for the double murder of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. Bailey had a brush with success earlier too, representing people in other high profile cases. Unfortunately, despite rubbing shoulder with high [...]


Can Income Taxes be discharged in Bankruptcy?

The unsecured debts such as medical bills or credit card bills are discharged after people get a bankruptcy discharge. This is 3-4 months from a bankruptcy filing in case of Chapter 7 and after 3-5 years in the case of Chapter 13 repayment plan. However, some debts are not discharged like government taxes or spousal/child support, etc. Though under certain circumstances, local, state and federal income taxes can be discharged along with any interest and penalty fees in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, not all taxes are dischargeable. To discern which taxes can and [...]


How to Prevent Bank Levies

In case you have incurred huge debts and are in no financial condition to pay them off, the best resource available to you is to file for bankruptcy. To do the same you can either use one of the bankruptcy lawyers to file bankruptcy for you or you can do it yourself. However, as Sacramento based law firm Recovery Law Group explains, many times debtors filing for bankruptcy without any help from lawyers, end up into financial troubles like post-bankruptcy filing bank levies. […]