Posts Tagged ‘unsecured debt’

Debts Owing to the Canada Revenue Agency

Many people believe that debts owing to CRA will never go away. That is not necessarily the case, particularly when an individual goes bankrupt or files a proposal under the provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (“BIA”). However, prior to file personal bankruptcy or a consumer proposal, CRA has some significant legislated powers to collect debts.; including garnishing paycheques, seizing bank accounts.

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What Is The New Brunswick Personal Property Security Act (PPSA)?

PPSA legislation provides a central registry for filing notices of security interests in personal property, allows both individuals and institutions to record their financial interest in personal property (cars, boats, appliances, etc.). Bankruptcy eliminates all of your unsecured debt such as credit cards, bank loans, tax debts, unpaid bills and payday loans.  However, secured debts such as vehicle loans, mortgages and home equity lines of credit are typically not included in a bankruptcy.

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The Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Debt

Secured debts include mortgages, vehicle or investment loans.  The borrower gives the lender a lien or mortgage against assets such as property, vehicles or investments in exchange for the loan.  Unsecured debts typically include personal loans, lines of credit, credit cards, overdraft on bank accounts, and personal income taxes.

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Will Bankruptcy Take Care of Judgments?

Yes, judgments from creditors do get released when you file a personal bankruptcy or complete a consumer proposal. However, judgments registered against your assets by Canada Revenue Agency do not get released when you file a personal bankruptcy or complete a consumer proposal.

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Personal Bankruptcy and Income Taxes – What You Need to Know

When filing a personal bankruptcy income tax debts are discharged the same as any other unsecured debt, such as credit cards and personal loans. If you are struggling with income tax debt or have had your wages garnished then you should seek the assistance of a professional.

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