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The Ninth Circuit’s Martin Decision

Posted in Chapter 7, Tax debts

I have written several times about discharging income tax debt in bankruptcy.  Some time ago I wrote a post that dealt with the question of whether a return filed after a substitute for return is a return for bankruptcy discharge purposes.  At the time, I reported that the question hadn’t been addressed by the Ninth… Continue Reading

Arguments On SFRs Before The Ninth Circuit

Posted in Tax debts

I 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. … Continue Reading

Can A Creditor Garnish My Social Security Check?

Posted in Debt, Tax debts

I have written in great detail about the treatment of social security income in a bankruptcy case.  What happens outside of bankruptcy?  The answer is obvious:  It depends. Well, that was a worthless answer, wasn’t it?  Not so fast.  What if I throw in some statutory authority?  And if you act right now, operators are… Continue Reading

Dealing With Tax Debts: Part 2

Posted in Tax debts

My last post dealt with two ways of dealing with tax debts:  1) immediately pay in full or 2) discharge the tax debt in bankruptcy.  This post deals with two more approaches: 3) enter an Offer In Compromise or 4) enter an Installment Agreement:   3.  Enter An Offer In Compromise   An offer in compromise… Continue Reading

Dealing With Tax Debts: Part 1

Posted in Tax debts

You’ve fallen behind on your tax obligations.  The IRS has sent you notices, which you didn’t open ― after all, who needs the aggravation.  You’ve just received a notice of levy from your bank.  It’s that time, it’s Miller time.  No, wait; that’s not the right commercial.  It’s tax debt resolution time! What can you… Continue Reading