Eliminating Federal Income Tax in Connecticut

Bankruptcy laws provide strong protections for individuals and businesses seeking a fresh start from overwhelming tax, including federal income taxes. Federal income taxes can be discharged or eliminated in a properly filed Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.


To properly utilize these bankruptcy protections, experienced counsel must first prove eligibility for bankruptcy relief under the 2005 BAPCPA — the new Bankruptcy Code. Under these "new rules," all individuals seeking relief under the Bankruptcy Code must first be determined for eligibility in accordance with median state income and means testing procedures.

At the Law Offices of Neil Crane, LLC, we've qualified thousands of Connecticut residents for full relief from debt and taxes under the strict requirements of the new Bankruptcy Code. Speak with a lawyer at our firm to learn more about eliminating federal income tax through bankruptcy. Contact us online, call us at 203-230-2233 or call us toll free at 888-249-3027 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Eligibility for Bankruptcy Relief Under Chapter 7

The new bankruptcy law restricts eligibility for powerful tax relief to those able to qualify under the new income requirements of BAPCPA. Our knowledge and experience has allowed us to provide full tax debt relief despite the income restrictions placed on all Chapter 7 petitioners. We've completed over 3,000 cases since the law was changed by utilizing every legal means possible to secure Chapter 7 eligibility in accordance with state median income and means testing. Our hard work and experience can make the difference between success and failure in discharging taxes under Chapter 7.

Rules for Discharging Taxes Under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

While all chapters of bankruptcy provide an automatic stay to tax collection efforts, the key to tax dischargeability under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is careful analysis of tax transcripts to determine dischargeability/elimination requirements under the following basic rules:

  1. The tax year in question is last due over three years from the date of filing under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13
  2. The return must be filed at least more than two years from the date of filing under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13
  3. The tax claim was assessed at least over 240 days from the date of filing under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13

While these basic rules may seem simple, they are quite complicated, even in the hands of experienced bankruptcy counsel facing the issues of:

  • What constitutes a "return"
  • When is a return truly "filed"
  • Tolling events
  • Fraudulent returns
  • Willful violations
  • Proper tax transcripts

To assure the maximum bankruptcy elimination of income tax debt through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, you need the full knowledge of the experienced bankruptcy tax relief attorneys at the Law Offices of Neil Crane, LLC. Our reputation for bankruptcy tax solutions makes us the chosen legal office for years of continuing referrals from high quality accountants and tax professionals.

To speak with an attorney directly, call us at 203-230-2233 or toll free at 888-249-3027. You can also contact us online to receive a prompt response from an experienced tax discharge attorney. We have office locations in Hamden, Bridgeport, Ridgefield, Waterbury and Rocky Hill.

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