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Taxes Are Debts To A Government Agency!
Bankruptcy and IRS Tax Matters?
Since the bankruptcy code provides for protection to anyone filing bankruptcy, these taxing authorities may have less ability to affect you and your property while you are under bankruptcy protection. The filing of a bankruptcy case may stop collection activity of governmental agencies for the collection of taxes owed. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy can provide for level monthly payment of your tax obligation without additional interest or penalties. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 can reduce or eliminate certain tax obligations that have been due and payable for more than three years.
Bankruptcy may be the best, or only, solution for extreme financial hardship; however, it should be utilized exclusively as a last resort since it has long-lasting consequences. The record of your bankruptcy will remain in your credit files seen by credit bureaus for up to ten years. It is recommended to consult a financial expert as well as a qualified bankruptcy attorney before resorting to bankruptcy as a means of solving your economic troubles. New Mexico Financial and Family Law works with financial experts regularly.
IRS Allowable Expense Guidelines
Debt Relief and the IRS
The tax obligations of the person filing a bankruptcy petition (the debtor) vary depending on the bankruptcy chapter under which the petition was filed.
Generally, when a debt owed to another is canceled the amount canceled or forgiven is considered income that is taxed to the person owing the debt. If a debt is canceled under a bankruptcy proceeding, the amount canceled is not income; however, the canceled debt reduces the amount of other tax benefits the debtor would otherwise be entitled to.
This information is not intended to cover bankruptcy law in general, or to provide detailed discussions of the tax rules for the more complex corporate bankruptcy reorganizations or other highly technical transactions. For additional tax information on bankruptcy, refer to Publication 908, Bankruptcy Tax Guide and contact New Mexico Financial and Family Law.
New Mexico Financial and Family Law is an Albuquerque, New Mexico based bankruptcy law firm which provides United States Bankruptcy legal services and advice throughout the state. The majority of its clients reside in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area, i.e., Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas and Belen. But the firm can also represent clients statewide in Hobbs, Las Cruces, Clovis, Farmington and other New Mexico cities. Our firm represents clients who reside in New Mexico and also New Mexico residents residing in out-of-state jurisdictions. Bankruptcy law, as practiced by New Mexico Financial and Family Law, addresses all of a client’s concerns; legal, financial, and emotional. We attempt to settle bankruptcy cases through negotiation. If negotiation is unsuccessful then the trial skills of our attorneys are brought into play. Don Harris is a well-known and respected Albuquerque, New Mexico, lawyer. New Mexico Financial and Family Law not only provides the legal bankruptcy advice and guidance expected of experienced lawyers, we also work with other professionals such as financial advisors, CPAs and mental health counselors to provide the firm’s clients with many of the services needed to get through their financial and personal challenging times.
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Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §528(A)(4) We are required to state the following: We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for Bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.