A reader has asked which year's income taxes are included in bankruptcy? HMRC used to have a special status as a preferred creditor, but since 2003 tax debts are treated the same as other debts and are wiped out by bankruptcy. There are however a few complications, so this article looks at all the different types of taxes and what happens to each of them when you go bankrupt. In particular, there … [Read more...]
Articles about Bankruptcy
If you are thinking about going bankrupt, or are already bankrupt and have a problem, start by reading Debt Camel's Guide to Bankruptcy. That looks at how to decide if bankruptcy is right for you by providing you with the information you need. It also looks at the process of going bankrupt and what can happen when you are bankrupt. From "will I lose my house" to "how can I repair my credit record after bankruptcy" it covers all the common questions people have.
A reader has asked if my recent article on redundancy payments and bankruptcy also applies to inheriting money or assets when you are bankrupt. The answer is "Yes", but there are a few extra points to consider. The date of death is the key date You become entitled to an inheritance as soon as the person has died, so it legally forms one of your assets from this point. There are three cases … [Read more...]
A reader has asked: I have been offered redundancy. I would like to retrain for a more interesting job, but I still have nearly a year of IPA payments to make, so will the Official Receiver take all my redundancy pay? It depends on your discharge date The answer to the question depends on whether the last day of employment is before or after the date of discharge from bankruptcy. There are … [Read more...]