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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

The Senate is considering allowing states to declare bankruptcy,Could we refuse to pay state taxes?

The senate is considering letting the state's file bankruptcy. Would we be able to not pay taxes that year? Why pay taxes if they are not paying their bills .If they owed you a refund for that year would you get it ?http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110125/pl_nm/us_usa_s...

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  • 9 years ago
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    You can't refuse to pay taxes, but, you do bring up a good point. If states are broke, how can they refund people's taxes? Some people depend on those refunds.

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  • KevinM
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    9 years ago

    Actually, this is a GREAT idea. It would not be a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, where the debt is erased, but merely a means of allowing the states to renegotiate their contracts, including ridiculously bloated government pension and union contracts that need to be voided, but cannot without some instrument like a bankruptcy.

    Oh, and you'll still have to pay every penny of your taxes. I would expect that tax refunds would be considered priority debts and would not be effected in any way.

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  • Terrel
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    You'll still have to pay taxes. The states have guns, hired enforcers, and courts so better pay up. The primary thing the bankruptcy would do is to allow the states to get out from under 'break-the-budget' pensions state employees have enticed the states to agree to. I suspect any refunds would be paid since those got to voters.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Even if this bill passed (which is highly unlikely) it would not affect your taxes.

    If a company declares bankruptcy and you owe them money, you still have to pay them.

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  • 9 years ago

    Unfortunately, yes! Our tax dollars are necessary to help city & counties for fixing state highways, snow removal, etc. If we don't pay, our streets and state would be a disaster.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    So if you declare personal bankruptcy, anyone who owes you money, including your employer, doesn't have to pay you.

    uh huh.

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  • 9 years ago

    if eveyrone went on strike for several years. the congress couldnt collect any taxes whatsoever,

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  • kds
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    They all need to get there **** together.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I doubt it, unfortunately...

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