From the Editor – Discharge and Dischargeability

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

State’s Single Business Tax of defunct company was nondischargeable excise tax in former officer’s case. Michigan’s Single Business Tax owed by a defunct company, of which the Chapter 7 debtor had been an officer, was an excise tax under § 507(a)(8)(E), and the debtor’s derivative liability on that tax was excepted from discharge under § 523(a)(1)(A). “Because whether a tax is an ‘excise’ or not does not depend upon who is required to pay it, section 507(a)(8)(E)’s . . .

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