Most taxes are "non-dischargeable" which means they cannot be avoided by filing bankruptcy. There are exceptions.
One important feature of filing any bankruptcy is that it stops all further action by a taxing authority while the bankruptcy is pending. This includes levies, liens, garnishments, seizures or any other collection procedure.
The treatment of taxes and their dischargeability is different, depending on whether you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.
Determining whether any given tax is or is not dischargeable in bankruptcy depends on many factors. Each case is different and a general rule concerning dischargeability of taxes is impossible to state. An attorney specializing in bankruptcy should be consulted in each particular case.
Each person's situation is different. What applies to one person may not apply to another. To determine bankruptcy options as they apply to you, an attorney competent in bankruptcy matters should be consulted.
If you wish to have a confidential appointment to discuss your bankruptcy options with an attorney in the Law Offices of John M. Miller, you may do so by calling (515) 225-3333 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Central Time), Monday through Friday.