Is Income Tax Debt Extinguished In A Bankruptcy

2011-06-24   minute read

Hello, Yes personal income tax debt is generally extinguished in a bankruptcy.  However, there are instances where Canada Revenue Agency may be owed a substantial amount for GST, income debt, or source deductions and in response they may register a Certificate of Judgement on the title to your home.  If this occurs before a bankruptcy takes place, the Judgment on title remains enforceable and essentially has the same effect as a mortgage i.e. it would survive the bankruptcy and the debt would have to be paid before the Judgment is removed. Brad Milne, CIRP Trustee in Bankruptcy Brandon, Manitoba

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