Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Arguments On SFRs Before The Ninth Circuit

Posted in Tax debts

CourtroomI have written several times about discharging income tax debt in bankruptcy.  My most recent post on this topic dealt with the question of whether a return filed after a substitute for return is a return for bankruptcy discharge purposes.  I reported that the question hasn’t been addressed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  That is about to change.

In a society with a government class and a nongovernment class, the government class will naturally protect itself against the nongovernment class.  I hope the Ninth Circuit will break from that mindset and do the right thing in the Martin Smith v. IRS case.  Oral arguments are scheduled for May 12 at 9:00 a.m., and I intend to watch them at: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/live_oral_arguments.php.

If you’re a debtor in the Central District of California who is considering using bankruptcy to deal with your debts, call an attorney who is a board-certified bankruptcy law specialist to represent you.

 

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