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Taxes are not generally dischargeable in Hazel Park bankruptcy.

That doesn’t mean it never happens, though. If you can qualify for the IRS tax forgiveness standards, then filing for bankruptcy can get your fines, unpaid back taxes, and penalties discharged. Let the pros at Kostopoulos Associates help you decide if this is possible for your situation.

Here is what you need to have your tax debt discharged through IRS tax debt forgiveness:

  1. Tax debts have to be reviewed by the IRS at least 240 days before filing for bankruptcy.
  2. Your tax returns for the debt must be on file for more than two years.
  3. The debt forgiveness tax you owe the IRS has to be at least three years old.

Given that these standards are met in your situation, filing for Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy will make it illegal for debt collectors to pursue your tax debts. The automatic stay put into place by bankruptcy makes sure of this. If you choose Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it’s reasonable to expect that your debts can be forgiven as soon as within 90 days of filing the lawsuit.  Once the bankruptcy period has ended, the IRS tax forgiveness program will continue pursuing non-dismissed debts.

Even if you don’t get all of your debts dismissed, Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to set up a payment plan to make repayment more manageable.

Contact Detroit Bankruptcy Law to set up a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys!

We take pride in our work at Detroit Bankruptcy Law, and we’re happy to extend our help to clients in every part of Southeast Michigan. We have both the deep experience and the numerous board certifications needed to ensure that you get the best legal advice in the area. We can put a stop to tax liens, wage garnishment, and get you on the list for payroll tax deferral forgiveness. Call now so we can explain how you can get forgiveness for your tax debts!