Can All Debts Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

FAQ Personal and Corporate Bankruptcy

In bankruptcy, a discharge is a term used to describe a debt that doesn’t have to be repaid. But not all debts are dischargeable. Those that are include: business loans, unpaid rent and credit card expenses. Debts that cannot be discharged include: some taxes, salaries owed to employees, penalties and fines that have been imposed on the company by the government. It’s also important to note that personal expenses cannot be discharged in a business bankruptcy; only debts incurred on behalf of your company. More Questions about Bankruptcy? We have answers! Contact our bankruptcy team to discuss all options available …

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How will your personal bankruptcy affect your corporation?

Your corporation is considered a separate entity. Therefore, if you file personal bankruptcy it will not affect your corporation as a whole.  However, if your personal shares of the corporation are considered your personal assets, those shares could be liquidated as part of your assets, and the proceeds from the sale would be used to repay your creditors. Your corporation is considered a separate entity. Therefore, if you file personal bankruptcy it will not affect your corporation as a whole.  However, if your personal shares of the corporation are considered your personal assets, those shares could be liquidated as part …

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What happens to you if your business files bankruptcy?

Whether or not your business bankruptcy will affect you personally depends on the type of bankruptcy you file. If you file chapter 7, the shareholders of your corporation (including you) could lose your stock values if the stock shares are liquidated with the corporation assets. If you choose to file chapter 13 bankruptcy, the shares of the corporation would not be liquidated since you’ll enter an agreement to repay your creditors over time, and will be able to keep your business open. Unfortunately, chapter 13 bankruptcy may not be the best option for every corporation. If one or more of …

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