Webb City, Neosho, and Joplin Bankruptcy and Taxes Attorneys
Many people file bankruptcy to deal with tax debts. At Checkett & Pauly, P.C., our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your tax debt situation and determine if bankruptcy may provide a solution for you. We help individuals in Webb City, Joplin, Neosho, and other communities throughout southwest Missouri.
Discharging Tax Debts in Bankruptcy
Certain types of taxes can be discharged by filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In general, state and federal income taxes that are more than three years old can be discharged as long you filed income taxes in the years the tax debts were incurred.
The rules are complex and you should seek the assistance of an experienced bankruptcy lawyer to determine if you qualify.
Placing Tax Debts in a Chapter 13 Repayment Plan
Many types of tax debts can't be discharged by filing bankruptcy. Examples are payroll taxes and sales taxes. Even though the taxes can't be eliminated, you can create a reasonable payment plan and avoid excessive interest and penalties by filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy and paying for those debts over a three- to five-year period as a part of your Chapter 13 payment plan.
By filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may also be able to reduce other forms of debt such as credit card and hospital bills. You can also renegotiate car loans.
Free Attorney Consultation
To discuss your legal needs with our Carthage tax debt attorneys, call 866-451-8303 or fill out the contact form on this website.
We are a debt relief agency. We have helped help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code since 1977.