Can you file bankruptcy on property taxes?

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ALL your property (all your assets) AND all your liabilities are do not pick and chose. You cannot go BK on a speci Save fc debt.

They are given different priorities, some debts may not be discharged (like child support), and some assets (like household goods, work tools), may not be used. Secured debts. (and property taxes are secured to the property being taxed), get first claim to the proceeds from that asset.


Real estate taxes cannot always be discharged in bankruptcy. Determining whether they can be discharged requires some investigation by an attorney who specializes in bankruptcy law. A secured debt for property taxes would be perfected by the recording of a tax lien in the land records.
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