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Q: Am I responsible for property taxes after bankruptcy and if so, would that go away once the house is foreclosed on? (ie. would the county recoup all owed taxes from the proceeds of the foreclosure sale)
A: Taxes do not generally get discharged in bankruptcy. However, you should not have any problem with property taxes. Unpaid property taxes become a lien on the property in question. That lien is, by law, superior to all other liens, including prior recorded mortgages, etc. Accordingly, if the property taxes are not paid, then eventually the house will be sold and the taxes paid. The county wouldn't go after the former owner. Mortgages and other liens will be wiped out if the tax lien
is executed. Because of that, lenders usually pay the taxes themselves so that they save their liens.
The botXXXXX XXXXXne is that you shouldn't have to worry about property taxes.
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