From the Editor – Chapter 7 Issues

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Priority Claims: Payment of priority, nondischargeable tax did not subrogate debtors to rights of tax authority. In their schedules, the Chapter 7 debtors admitted liability for prepetition sales and withholding taxes, which fell within § 507(a)(8)(C) and § 523(a)(1)(A)’s exception from discharge. The case administration continued after the grant of discharge, and the debtors had negotiated with the state an amount of nondischargeable taxes, which they had substantially paid. The debtors then sought reimbursement from the trustee of their tax payments, but adopting the . . .

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