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Could the Coronavirus Pandemic Lead to More Bankruptcies?

Life is changing for billions of people across the globe as coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) continues to spread. Here in the United States, there is uncertainty over how a possible shutdown could affect businesses and consumers. In Italy, where authorities are testing thousands of cases each day, most businesses are shut down. An “Italy-style shutdown” is underway in parts of the United States. California recently ordered its residents to stay indoors, with some exceptions. Depending on how the crisis unfolds, recent events could spark numerous personal and business bankruptcies. How Could the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Families and Individuals? Medical debt is a factor in some bankruptcy cases. For people with chronic health conditions, or those who suffer a serious injury, they could face unaffordable medical bills. People in this situation are likely to have problems paying their other debts. The same could be true by the time the dust settles on the…
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Four Consequences of Waiting to File For Bankruptcy

Are you receiving frightening phone calls and letters from collection agencies? Are your wages being garnished? Have creditors threatened to seize your property? If this sounds familiar, then we recommend that you consider reaching out to a bankruptcy attorney for help. The old fashioned notion of a stigma around bankruptcy keeps people from reaching out to ask questions about their financial options. Many people misunderstand what happens to their credit, finances and personal opportunities if they file. By the time they reach out to file, they have already suffered many of the negatives associated with a bankruptcy.  Fortunately, by filing bankruptcy, one can begin to move forward. Bankruptcy is a way to protect credit and improve financial standing. Depending on your situation, waiting to file for bankruptcy can actually hurt you. Below, our Kansas City bankruptcy lawyers explain potential consequences of waiting to file. Loss of Property and Assets Creditors…
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3 Helpful Tips for Filing Your Taxes in 2020

Tax season is quickly approaching, which may not be the most exciting news. We all hope for a quick and painless tax season, and perhaps a substantial refund, this time of year. Fortunately, there are ways of making the filing process easier, and thus more enjoyable. Below we sketch out some top tips for filing taxes in 2020, along with information on how to handle bankruptcy and the IRS. Tips for Filing Your Taxes in 2020 1. Find a free filing service. There are now many free tax filing services available online. The IRS offers their Free File option on their official website. For those who make less than $69,000 a year, Free File offers name brand software for filing federal taxes. Those who make more can find an electronic alternative to the traditional paper tax forms. You can also use Free File to get an automatic six-month extension for…
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