Are You Throwing Your Bankruptcy Client to the Predators?

By Cathy Moran, Mt. View, CA

Behind every IRS tax audit lurks the state taxing authority. Fail to give the state its due, and the tax in question may be non dischargeable.

I had to dredge this tidbit from memory when we were looking over the tax transcript for a client who had been audited by the IRS and assessed a whopping tax bill. To his good fortune, that newly assessed tax will be dischargeable 241 days after the audit assessment. But, I asked, had he reported the results of the IRS audit to our state (CA) income . . .

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