Can state excise taxes be discharged in bankruptcy?

The taxes were assessed 7 months ago for tax periods dating back 4-6 years ago. If I read the bankruptcy laws correctly, the tax should be able to be discharged 240 days after it was assessed. Am I correct?

Asked on January 19, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Massachusetts


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Under federal bankrutpcy laws state excise taxes can be discharged after such taxes have been placed for a certain period of time and then the debtor files for bankruptcy protection after a period of 250 days or so after assessed. You are correct with your belief.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.