Exceptions to Discharge


Contrary to popular belief, a taxpayer may discharge income taxes in bankruptcy as long as the bankruptcy is not filed too soon after the tax return is filed.  As a general rule, you can discharge income taxes that become due more than 3 years before filing bankruptcy, as long as it has been at least

What happens if a person fails to list a debt on their bankruptcy case?  That exact question was presented to the Nebraska bankruptcy court when debtor Peggy Gonzalez failed to list her landlord as a creditor in a Chapter 7 case (Nebraska Bankruptcy Case 09-81123).  After the bankruptcy case was completed, the landlord sued Ms.