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Hi, I am sorry for the trouble. Seem's like nothing is ever done-even in bankruptcy. The general rule of thumb is that taxes are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. That is the simple answer. The rules can be complicated depending on your circumstances but usually taxes stay with you. On your discharge there should be some details and orders from the court ordering certain debts to be discharged. Was the tax included as liability on the original filing? If not then the tax would not have been included in the bankruptcy. If it was included have you advised the tax service and have you simply advised that you have dischargeable debt and you believe the tax to be part? I don't see any harm in disputing the assessment yourself. Even if the tax is viable, you may be able to negotiate an accommodation to reduce the tax if it is still payable. Good luck, Sean
Please let me know if there are any documents to review on this one as well. Best, Sean
Probably not-the government taxes are not usually dischargeable even in bankruptcy. The government usually insists on pound of flesh even if no meat is left on the bones.
That's great then-good luck. Don't forget to pull cases and cite to them when you oppose the assessment. Good luck
You can generally wipe out debts to the CRA so long as you are not considered to have acted fraudulently. For example, if you transferred assets to another person not at arm's length to avoid creditors that would be considered fraud.As well, in most cases if you have been charged with an offence relating to taxes then a bankruptcy will not help.
But if that is not what happened in your case and it doesn't seem that it was then your debts should have been wiped out by the bankruptcy.
It is not about case law which I cannot provide but it is about the Bankruptcy Act and there is nothing in the Act that says tax debts are not covered.
There are specific provisions that do exempt some debts. For example, support arrears are not wiped out by a bankruptcy.
But debts to the CRA generally are.
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