Getting Tax Debt Discharged

The general rule in a St. Louis bankruptcy court is that tax debts are non-dischargeable (i.e. this kind of debt cannot get knocked out with the rest of your other debts).  But there is an exception to this rule:  Income tax (whether state or federal) can be discharged if certain criteria are met.

If the income tax debt in question is (1) three years or older, (2) was filed timely, and (3) there was no fraud committed when you filed the tax return, then there is good possibility that it will be discharged.  So for example, if you owe the federal government taxes stemming from income you received in 2005, you filed the appropriate return no later than April 15, 2006, and you did not use someone else’s Social Security number when you filed the return, then whatever debt the government claims you owe can be discharged along with your credit cards, medical bills, payday loans, etc.

Assuming these criteria are met, then either a St. Louis Chapter 7 bankruptcy or a St. Louis Chapter 13 bankruptcy will take care of the tax debt.  The St. Louis bankruptcy lawyers at Brinkman & Alter, LLC have discharged hundreds of thousands in income tax debt over the years.  Our staff is ready to give you the fresh start / clean slate that you deserve.

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