Under a chapter 13, can you avoid state income tax liens on your residence if your home has no equity. (Maryland Case)

Considering filing chapter 13 only if state income tax liens for income tax years more than 4 years old can be avoided.

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Daniel Mark Press

Daniel Mark Press

Bankruptcy Attorney - Mc Lean, VA
Answered

Maryland state income tax liens attach only to real estate (absent a levy) and can be avoided (stripped down or off, as the case may be) in a Chapter 11, 12, or 13 bankruptcy case.

William Asa Grafton

William Asa Grafton

Bankruptcy Attorney - Towson, MD
Answered

Yes. Experienced bankruptcy practitioners can help you with this.

Dorothy G Bunce

Dorothy G Bunce

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney - Las Vegas, NV
Answered

Tax liens typically attach to all the property you own, not just your residence. So if you have a car, furniture, a 401K, etc. the exemptions you select will not apply to a tax lien and will be counted as property that the tax lien attaches on. Hope this perspective helps!

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