1st Circ. Urged To Rehear Bankruptcy Tax Debt Ruling

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A group of debtors who filed late tax returns urged the First Circuit on Wednesday to rethink a ruling that they couldn’t discharge tax debt owed to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

In a split decision, a three-judge panel found in February that a late tax return isn’t a “return” in the meaning of bankruptcy law that would allow debtors to wipe their slate clean of the tax money they owe. But that ruling, the debtors' en banc petition argued, conflicts with the government’s position and...
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Case Title

Fahey v. MA Dept of Revenue


Case Number

14-1328

Court

Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

3422 Appeal 28 USC 158

Date Filed

March 26, 2014


Case Title

Perkins v. MA Department of Revenue


Case Number

14-1350

Court

Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

3422 Appeal 28 USC 158

Date Filed

March 27, 2014


Case Title

Gonzalez v. MA Dept of Revenue


Case Number

14-9002

Court

Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

3422 Appeal 28 USC 158

Date Filed

March 31, 2014


Case Title

Brown v. MA Dept of Revenue


Case Number

14-9003

Court

Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

3422 Appeal 28 USC 158

Date Filed

April 11, 2014

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