Archive for September 10, 2007

Edmonton Bankruptcy Series - How To Deal With Tax Debt Without Filing For Bankruptcy

Often I talk with people who want to deal with their outstanding tax debt but don’t want to file for bankruptcy. Whether this is because they are self employed and want to continue to do work on their own, not have as sever of an impact on their credit as they would experience with a bankruptcy or whether they simply want to avoid the stigma of a bankruptcy, it really doesn’t matter. Ultimately, there are two major ways you can deal with outstanding taxes without filing for bankruptcy. The first is to simply make arrangements directly with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to make payments over time. The second is to file a formal proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA).

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Effects of Bankruptcy

Once you have been declared bankrupt, under the bankruptcy law all assets that belonged to you, including your home come under the control of a Trustee. The first things to ensure is that you have a good bankruptcy lawyer. If you have dependants, a respite of twelve months is given to find alternative living arrangements. However, at the end of that period, the property will be put up for sale. A court order may come into place if this is not adhered to. If the property is in joint-ownership, the other party may be allowed to make an offer to buy out your interest.

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Which Type Of Personal Bankruptcy Is The Best For You

If you have caught yourself in the nasty trap of debts and your financial situation is not strong enough to pay off all these debts, you must be into a dilemma of, what to do or what not to do. May be, you are planning to file for personal bankruptcy. However, do you know that there are two types of personal bankruptcy and you can choose only one? The bankruptcy laws have provided two options for the people, willing to file for personal bankruptcy. The first option is to choose to go for the straight bankruptcy, i.e. chapter 7 bankruptcy and the second option is to choose the Wage earner plan i.e. chapter 13 bankruptcy. This article intends to explain these two options for you and the circumstances in which you can use them. Let us go exploring.

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Filing Bankruptcy Procedure - A Quick Overview

Bankruptcy is a legal step that people take when they are deep in debts and their current sources of income are too less to pay off the debts. However, as there are many complexities involved in bankruptcy laws, you need to know many things before filing bankruptcy. To start with, you must be aware of the various steps involved in filing court petition for bankruptcy.

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Removing a Bankruptcy from Your Credit Report

A bankruptcy can have a devastating effect on your credit score. A bankruptcy listing on your credit reports to many lenders is the only thing they need to see to determine you are completely unworthy of credit.

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