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When taxpayers discover they have a large IRS debt, most will want to declare tax debt bankruptcy in order to discharge their debt with a Chapter 7 or 13 filing. Depending on who taxpayers consult with, they may be given conflicting information on whether they can include their IRS back taxes into their bankruptcy.
Tax Debt Bankruptcy Facts
While taxpayers are eager to find debt forgiveness, there are only certain kinds of tax debts that can be included in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies. There are specific rules that taxpayers must adhere to in order to be eligible for tax debt discharge through tax debt bankruptcy.
Taxpayers will need to meet the strict five requirements for a tax debt bankruptcy:
- The due date for the tax return is at least three years old.
- The tax return cannot be filed no sooner than two years ago.
- The debt was assessed more than 8 months or 240 days ago.
- The tax return is not fraudulent.
- The tax debt is not from tax evasion activities.
There are other terms that may prevent taxpayers from using tax debt bankruptcy for tax relief, such as compliance, because the IRS will not approve a tax debt bankruptcy for taxpayers that have not filed tax returns for the last four years.
If you are interested in understanding tax debt bankruptcy and your eligibility, as well as other tax debt relief options, please call for a consultation today.