New state, end of problems?
September 17, 2015 at 8:58 pm #144959aberdeenParticipant
I owe seven thousand dollars in taxes to the state of Connecticut for the year 2008. A bankruptcy attorney back then (I never ended up filing for bankruptcy I must add) told me that I couldn’t get out of paying those taxes. I haven’t been able to come up with the money yet and perhaps never will. I have a twenty year judgment against me from 2010 in Connecticut for credit card debt, and it’s unlikely that I will ever be able to repay it. I make sure I keep under the radar so to speak -with low bank balances, precious metal coins, and postal money orders so at least so far I’ve been able to avoid any legal action against me to seize my relatively small assets. A few months ago, I moved out to the Midwest and expect to live there permanently. I know that anything is possible, but how likely is it that my judgment from Connecticut will ever be enforced in my new state a thousand miles away? Likewise with my back taxes from 2008? Am I safe now or do I still have to worry?November 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm #149523connie189Participant
I’m not a lawyer, but I’d think that owing taxes (even a state) won’t go away.
There are specialized attorneys that deal with just tax judgments and (supposedly) cut you a way better deal $$ so you can get the tax problem off your back and get breathing room.
Try doing a search for tax attorneys online. Or, a service I mentioned in another post that I pay $15.95/mo for (legal advice). Also can get discounted attorney services to help defray costs with this plan.November 2, 2015 at 11:18 am #149563SherrieLParticipant
So you have completely limited yourself, moved, stay out of gathering any significant assets, for seven years and counting, because of a seven thousand dollar debt? You pay extra for postal money orders to avoid having a checking account? You have completely altered your way of life for years, and that has probably cost you several times over what paying that stupid debt would cost. You will never be safe until you get the tax monkey off your back. The judgment for credit card debt is probably going to raise up several times over your lifetime as debt scavengers buy that debt for pennies on the dollar and hope to collect. That one you might arguably fight. Get ahead of this, with legal advice from a tax lawyer, and get on a payment plan. They may be willing to settle for a lesser sum if you can raise the $$ in a lump sum to do that, just get it in writing. It sounds as though you have been stewing about this for years and it would relieve you to get it over with. If you had agreed to pay the seven grand over these seven years, it would have been under $20 a week, and you would be DONE. If you have any dependents, understand that even your meager estate could be held liable for the tax debt, and if your heirs spend that money before they pay the tax, they are now on the hook.
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