Dibble & Miller, P.C. advises businesses and individuals on various aspects of debt reorganization and bankruptcy matters, including the discharge of taxes, and utilizing Chapters 7 and 13 Bankruptcy protections.
Most income taxes, after a time period fixed by law, are dischargeable in Bankruptcy. For this reason, never file for protection under the Bankruptcy Laws until you have obtained a legal opinion as to whether you owe any Federal or state income taxes. If you do owe Federal or state income taxes, you should also obtain a legal opinion as to when the income taxes will become dischargeable, and when a Bankruptcy filing is appropriate in order to discharge the taxes that can then be discharged. If the income taxes will not be able to be discharged in Bankruptcy, the legal opinion should state the reason why the income taxes cannot be so discharged.
With the guidance of Dibble & Miller, P.C., many businesses' owners who thought they were unable to continue functioning because of debt and tax problems, have been able to maintain operations and remain in business, without filing Bankruptcy.