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Can we file for bankruptcy if we have liens put on the company

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Can we file for bankruptcy if we have liens put on the company by the Internal Revenues Services (IRS)?

Paul K, Esq. :

Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I would love to assist you. Give me a moment to research your issue and I will answer promptly.

Paul K, Esq. :

Yes you can do so, however, the liens may remain to the extent of your assets.

Paul K, Esq. :

For example, if you have $50,000 in debt, $10,000 in IRS liens, and $2,000 of property without liens, the $50k is discharged, $8k of IRS is discharged (unless it is taxes within last three years 2009-2011 - those you have to pay), and $2,000.00 of IRS lien would be paid.

Paul K, Esq. :

So it can be done fortunately for you, it just may not be completely dischargeable.

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I will be on and off throughout tonight and tomorrow and would be more than happy to answer any other questions you may have.

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As I said, I will be happy to continue to answer your questions throughout the next day or so until you are completely satisfied.

Paul K, Esq. :

Have a great weekend!!!


That really helps me, Paul. I do have more questions. Let me type out the rest of the questions for you :


2) If there is a property owned by the business, what happens if a bankruptcy is declared by the business?

3) Is it necessary for the owner to declare bankruptcy in this case also?

4) If there are already liens against the property by the people who loaned money against it as a collateral. One of the lenders is "Hard Money Lending"

5) The property was transferred to this business from another entity recently. The loan from the "hard money lending" was originally given to the other entity and the mortgage/ lien does not show in the records yet. In case of filling bankruptcy, what happens if there are other individuals whom the business owes money, but they have no liens against the property and just give money to the business?

6) In case the bankruptcy is filled, can the taxes be waived also?


Thank you so much for your advice! I look forward to receiving the rest of the answers

Paul K, Esq. : Ok, here goes...
Paul K, Esq. : 2) If there are liens, then the property is ok. If the property is paid off or has equity, then the lien will attach to it.
Paul K, Esq. : 3) No, but often the owner has to if there were any personal guarantees made by the owner on business debts.

Okay...makes sense

Paul K, Esq. : 4) If there are liens equal to or greater than the value of the property, then the tax lien is gone as far as the real estate is concerned.
Paul K, Esq. : 5) Secured creditors are paid first, then the others. So if there are no liens recorded and you want it paid, have it filed ASAP.
Paul K, Esq. : 6) Old taxes from 2008 and earlier are usually dischargeable, 2009-2011 would be paid.
Paul K, Esq. : Thanks!!!

Oh thank you! That has helped a lot

Paul K, Esq. : No problem. Have a great week!

:) and you too

Paul K, Esq. : Dont forget to provide a positive rating!!! Thanks

Ofcourse, I will

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