can i discharge back taxes?
There is an exception to discharge for recent taxes. This means that federal income taxes owed in the last 3 or 4 years are not discharged and you will be required to pay those back.
If you filed your taxes timely and still owe taxes from 4 years ago, those taxes can be discharged in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. If your taxes have not been filed timely, they may not be discharged. An affordable bankruptcy lawyer in Elizabethton, Johnson City, Kingsport, and surrounding areas can determine whether you can discharge your back taxes. In most cases, you can set up a repayment plan that can pay your taxes and get yourself out of debt.
You may also want to find out if the Internal Revenue Service has filed a tax lien against your property. If this is the case, you may not be able to discharge these debts without losing property. You may need to speak with an attorney to find out if your back taxes now constitute a lien against your property