02 Jul Keeping mum about discharging taxes in bankruptcy
The client owes a fistful of taxes from years ago and has spent another fistful of dollars with widely advertised outfits that solve your tax problems. None of these tax professionals told him that old income taxes can be eliminated in bankruptcy.!
The client first hired J K Harris, with no results, except a lighter wallet. Then he hired a tax attorney, who took another couple of thousand dollars, without submitting a single thing to the IRS in writing.
It was a looming foreclosure that brought the client to my office where, for the first time the client learned that these taxes of years ago could be discharged in bankruptcy.
I have a real problem with “professionals” who tell the public only as much truth about their field of knowledge as benefits the professional. The essence of being a professional is a sworn commitment to the client’s interest. These tax fixers never discussed the bankruptcy option because it wouldn’t benefit them.
Having learned that taxes are dischargeable, the client asked his tax attorney why, in all their conversations, the tax attorney never mentioned bankruptcy. His reply: I’m not that kind of attorney (!).
My question is: what kind of attorney are you? My proposed response is not kind.
Cathy Moran, Esq.
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