Discharging Tax Debt Through Bankruptcy

Some back taxes can be eliminated in bankruptcy. Even if your tax debt cannot be discharged outright, Chapter 13 bankruptcy can allow you to pay past due taxes over time without interest.

The Hedtke Law Firm can determine if your tax debts are dischargeable in bankruptcy, and help you defer those tax obligations to get the IRS or Franchise Tax Board off your back.

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The Hedtke Law Firm handles Chapter 7 filings and Chapter 13 filings. Arrange a free consultation at one of our three offices across Southern California:

Covina • Upland • Moreno Valley

Taxes In Your California Bankruptcy

Federal and state income taxes are normally not discharged in bankruptcy. Neither are local property taxes and assessments. However, some income taxes more than three years old can be eliminated, if your tax returns were properly filed at the time or at least two years ago. Our lawyers will have to closely examine the facts of your case to identify which taxes, if any, you could discharge.

If it turns out the tax debt is not dischargeable it can nevertheless be paid over time in a Chapter 13 repayment plan, without the mounting penalties and interest that would otherwise apply.

When you file for bankruptcy, all creditor actions are halted, including tax levies against your property or wage garnishment by state or federal authorities.

To schedule a free consultation, please call Hedtke Law Firm today at our Upland office at: 909 579-2233 or Covina office: 626 521 5488 or Moreno Valley office at: 951 746 1722.

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