How long do I have to repay the state of IL?

Asked over 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

I included a tax debt owed to the state of IL in my bankruptcy. Is there a time-frame to repay this debt? I owe $1,200.

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  1. Henry Repay

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . First, were you advised by your bankruptcy counsel whether the debt was dischargeable? Income tax debts for returns that were properly filed are dischargeable in bankruptcy unless they apply to recent returns.

    If the debt remains an obligation, I would start by trying to make a payment arrangement.

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  2. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You need to see what sort of arrangements can be made with the state. Perhaps you can even negotiate a reduction. You probably know your debt is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

  3. Marc Gregory Wagman

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . The state of Illinois will take a tax refund if you get one next year if you don't pay them. Whether the tax is dischargeable in your Chapter 7 matters. Also you should make arrangements to pay them if you bankruptcy is still pending as tax debts accrue interest. Call the state and make payments if the taxes are non-dischargeable.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The... more

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Bankruptcy is a legal way for people or businesses who are no longer capable of paying back their bills to clear these debts and start over.


There are different types of debt, but all involve one person (the debtor) owing money to another (the creditor). Terms of repayment are governed by a contract.

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