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Dischargeability of Taxes in Bankruptcy


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateOctober 21, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

This presentation will analyze many of the details surrounding when taxes can be discharged in bankruptcy. We will discuss how to examine various taxes in a bankruptcy context and the court cases affecting this area.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the rules regarding the dischargeability of taxes - the 3-year, 2-year, and 240-day rule

  • Determine how certain tax events (i.e., installment agreements; offers in compromise) might affect the rules regarding dischargeability

  • Identify court cases involving the dischargeability of taxes

  • Recall pre-bankruptcy planning as it relates to the dischargeability of taxes

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Gregory Mitchell joins Freeman Law to lead its bankruptcy practice. Mr. Mitchell is a native of the Dallas area, graduating from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 1991 and his J.D. in 1994. In 1995, he obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. Mr. Mitchell currently directs the SMU Dedman School of Law’s federal taxpayer clinic. Mr. Mitchell’s background in tax makes him a natural fit for Freeman Law.

Before joining Freeman Law, Mr. Mitchell was the managing partner of The Mitchell Law Firm, L.P., a small firm in 2004. He ran a diverse practice primarily focused on bankruptcy, tax, and related litigation matters.

Before starting his firm, Mr. Mitchell served as a Partner and General Counsel with Tax Automation, L.P., a national tax consulting firm. Mr. Mitchell was previously the National Director of Tax Technology at Ryan & Company, a national tax consulting practice, and a Senior Manager with KPMG, a “Big Four” accounting firm.

Mr. Mitchell is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. He is an active member of the Texas Bar Association, currently serving as a member of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar. Mr. Mitchell is admitted to practice in all federal courts in the State of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

About Our Presenter

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Freeman Law is a tax, white-collar, and litigation boutique law firm based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with clients throughout the world. Founded by a dual-credentialed attorney-CPA and law professor, Freeman Law offers unique and valued counsel, insight, knowledge, and experience. We represent individuals and businesses of all sizes, from companies on the Fortune 100 fastest-growing companies list to family-owned businesses. With a background in complex tax planning and litigation, white-collar criminal and civil disputes, and sophisticated civil litigation, Freeman Law is where clients turn when the stakes are high and the issues are complex.