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How tax debt is treated in bankruptcy

The rules associated with filing for bankruptcy in Tennessee can be complicated. For example, a tax debt can be discharged in a bankruptcy under certain circumstances. However, this depends on the type of taxes owed, the priority the debt is given and how old the debt is. As a general rule, a person cannot discharge tax debt if it is in an effort to evade taxes owed.

Effective tips to getting past a bankruptcy

While nobody wants to file for bankruptcy, it can be a way to help a person overcome financial issues such as a medical expense or job loss. Those in Tennessee or elsewhere who need to file should work with a financial adviser to make a plan that will help them get through the bankruptcy. Acknowledging that a filing is necessary can be better than allowing money problems to get worse.

Overcoming the barriers to bankruptcy

The number of people who file for bankruptcy in Tennessee and throughout the country tends to increase in March and April. Reportedly, this is because those who have thought about bankruptcy finally have the money they need to hire an attorney. While it is possible to file on a pro se basis, individuals who have legal representation generally obtain a better result in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.

Credit card debt, quicksand and escaping through Chapter 7

Credit card debt can feel a lot like quicksand, a volatile blend of sand and water that exists in real life, not just in old TV shows and movies. Quicksand looks harmless on the surface, but once you've fallen in, it can be very difficult to get out; asphyxiation, thrombosis, fatigue, heat and dehydration end up killing many victims. As watchers of 1970s television can attest, the panicked struggle to escape makes you sink deeper.

Bankruptcy trustees ask for passwords to online accounts

Tennessee debtors who file for bankruptcy might be asked about various assets, but they are normally not asked to provide passwords to online accounts. However, two Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in Maryland have requested that debtors turn over their passwords to eBay, PayPal and Amazon Prime accounts, a move bankruptcy attorneys say is needlessly intrusive. The paperwork also says that the passwords cannot be changed for 10 days and the accounts cannot be closed.

The importance of paying bankruptcy fees

Tennessee residents who are considering bankruptcy should be aware of the importance of following the rules of the bankruptcy process. While bankruptcy is often a stressful time for those who may be struggling with overwhelming debt, this stress does not absolve the debtor from meeting their responsibilities.

Small business bankruptcy: know your options for moving forward

As a small business owner, you may be no stranger to financial struggles that threaten your business and perhaps even your personal assets. If you are in this situation, what alternatives there are to bankruptcy for getting debt relief? And if you do choose to file bankruptcy, what are the benefits and potential drawbacks of doing so?

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