Resolving Tax Debt Problems With Bankruptcy

At Planer & Sherlock P.A., we help people who are struggling with all types of debt, including taxes owed to the IRS and state tax collector. Our clients include individual filers, employers, business owners and anyone who is simply unable to pay their federal or state income taxes due to financial hardship.

With law offices in Gastonia, we provide bankruptcy law and other debt relief services to clients across Gaston County and throughout surrounding North Carolina communities.

Is Tax Debt Dischargeable?

Tax debt is dischargeable in bankruptcy under certain circumstances. For your tax debt to be dischargeable, all the following must apply:

  • The due date for filing the return must have been at least three years ago.
  • The date you filed the return must be at least two years ago.
  • The tax must have been assessed at least 240 days ago.
  • You must not be guilty of tax fraud or tax evasion.

Our attorneys can analyze your tax debts and discuss solutions to resolve past due income tax, excise tax, property tax, sales tax and various trust taxes. Regardless of the dischargeability of your tax debts, bankruptcy may be one part of the overall solution to resolving your burdensome tax debts.

A Strong Ally In Disputes With Tax Collectors

The IRS and North Carolina Department of Revenue apply aggressive debt collection tactics and have virtually limitless resources at their disposal. You do not have to face the tax collectors alone. Our lawyers are on your side.

To arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced Gastonia bankruptcy attorney, please call us at 704-864-0235 or contact us online. We offer free consultations to bankruptcy clients and apply a nominal consultation fee in all other legal matters.

In addition to a variety of legal services we offer, we also qualify as a federally designated debt relief agency and are able to help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.