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It is very uncommon for a debtor to have this type of post-Bankruptcy filing debt, and is an indication of poor pre-Bankruptcy filing planning.
In Florida, a debtor is allowed to keep one motor vehicle with market value of $1,000 or less. If the car is worth more than that, the trustee can either take the car, sell it, and return $1,000 to the debtor, or the debtor can pay the difference between the market value and $1,000. This choice belongs to the debtor, not the trustee.
It is too late now, but your parents could have sold the car before filing, and could have used that money to pay the taxes that were due.
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