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Protection From Creditors for Retirement Plan Assets

• The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 clarified the rights of debtors and creditors to retirement assets in federal bankruptcy proceedings, but state attachment and garnishment of such assets...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Solyndra, Lehman, MF Global, ATP Oil, LSP Energy, Want Ads [Video]

Oct. 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- The controversial approval of the Chapter 11 plan for solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC is the first topic on this week's Bloomberg bankruptcy video. For the second item, Bloomberg Law's Lee...more

Settle Student Loan Debt, Will I Pay Income Tax?

If you settle student loan debt after bankruptcy, you will not be able to use the bankruptcy exception to Forgiven Debt Income Tax, but you might still qualify for the insolvency exception. In any event, when settling private...more

Tax Day: The Consequences of Paying Taxes with Your Credit Card

Well…it is here. Tax day. Whether you owe taxes or are getting a fat refund back you likely have made some sort of arrangements to get your tax return filed. If you owe taxes this year (or any other year for that matter)...more

NINTH CIRCUIT REJECTS “WHOLE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE” EXCEPTION

A late January ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has gladdened real estate lenders and struck terror into the hearts of developers. Essentially, the court prevented a major real estate developer from using the...more

How long does the IRS have to collect taxes owed?

If you have an outstanding tax debt and are curious if it can still be collected or if you want to know more about how long the IRS has to collect a tax, then you may want to take a look at this post! Contact: George E....more

Bankruptcy and Your Tax Refund

As tax season is rolling around I get a lot of questions from those who need to file bankruptcy but are expecting to get a tax refund soon. The simplest advice I can give is if you are looking to file a chapter 7...more

Payroll Taxes and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Business owners who are behind on paying their payroll taxes may find themselves in a big mess. The IRS requires employers to withhold money from their employees’ paychecks that those employees owe or will owe the government...more

Dealing With Your Mortgage Through Bankruptcy: Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney

In Arizona there are few people who aren’t dealing with a home that is worth far less than what they owe on it. I regularly visit with people who owe 50% more than what the home is worth and often have second mortgages or...more

Can Taxes Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

This article addresses the issue of whether income taxes can be discharged through a bankruptcy filing....more

Debt Settlement or Bankruptcy

10 Tips for Debt Settlement...more

Can I eliminate my tax debt in bankruptcy?

Obtaining a discharge from tax debt can give you a whole new financial life and is worth investigating; however, initially there are a few requirements that must be satisfied before the discharge is allowed. So, if you’re...more

6 Misconceptions About Compromising Tax Debts

This article addresses the 6 Misconceptions About Compromising Tax Debts....more

9 Key Steps to Take Before Hiring a Lawyer

This article addresses the 9 Key Steps to Take Before Hiring a Lawyer....more

6 Misconceptions About Compromising Tax Debts

This article addresses the 6 Misconceptions About Compromising Tax Debts....more

Business Owner's Indespensible Guide to Choice of Entity

This article is an indespensible guide to business owners on selecting the appropriate business entity for their particular situation....more

7 Facts That The Average Debt Settlement Company Won’t Tell You

Debt settlement plans often do more harm than good. In this informative article by bankruptcy attorney Carl H. Starrett II, learn about the risks and costs of doing business with a debt settlement company....more

Bankruptcy and Tax Refunds

Attorney Carl H. Starrett II discusses the impact of bankruptcy on tax refunds....more

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