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Tax Issues in Bankruptcy: Nuts and Bolts for All Practitioners (Part 2)

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Date Published

January 26, 2021


San Diego County Bar Association


Bankruptcy Law, Tax Law


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Presented by:
The Taxation Law Section and the Bankruptcy Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association 
This program is worth 1.0 General CLE Credit & 1.0 in Tax Specialization Credit 

Laura L. Buckley, Esq. Partner at Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Richard Charles Grosenick, Former attorney with the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel
Ajay Gupta, Esq., Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist, Partner, Gupta, Evans & Associates

It is no doubt that the concept of a bankruptcy filing by a prospective client raises numerous complicated and emotional issues. Add tax problems to the mix, and the result is a very complicated matter that is not for the faint of heart. This is a two-part program designed to provide a general overview of common issues that arise in a bankruptcy case.

Part Two (January 26, 2021) will cover:

  • Quick Recap of Part 1
  • Understanding Discharge and Restructuring Options For:
    • Secured Liens
    • Non-Dischargeable Tax Debt
    • Dischargeable Tax Debt
  • Setoffs In Bankruptcy


Part One (December 17, 2020) covered:

  • What taxes can be discharged in bankruptcy
  • The lookback window for when taxes may be discharged
  • Payroll tax and IRS position on payroll taxes
  • Civil Penalty Responsible person taxes
  • Traps for the unwary
  • How to advise clients wanting to discharge taxes in bankruptcy
  • Non-dischargeable Taxes Cont’d (Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Taxes under
  • Section 507(a)(8); Delinquent Returns and Willful Attempt to Evade under Section 523)
  • Discharge of Interest and Penalties

Assessments, Refunds and Setoff                

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Laura L. Buckley
Partner - Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Ms. Buckley specializes in cost-effective resolution of tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and state and... Read More

Richard Charles Grosenick
Former Attorney - IRS Office of the Chief Counsel

Retired in 2020 – formerly an attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel – Internal Revenue Service working for the Small... Read More

Ajay Gupta, Esq.

Kathleen A. Cashman-Kramer, Esq.
Staff Attorney - Chapter 13 Trustee Thomas H. Billingslea Jr.

Kathleen Cashman-Kramer practiced in the areas of business and commercial litigation, with emphasis on bankruptcy, real... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Nuts and Bolts for All Practitioners (Part 2) - Video
Nuts and Bolts for All Practitioners (Part 2) - Paper
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