As we’re all aware, this decade’s Great Recession has dealt, and continues to deal, a significant blow to the budgets of many American families, leaving millions in debt, underwater in their mortgages, and looking for any means necessary to get back on a financially-healthy course. Now, tax time can yield a long-term solution for some cash-strapped citizens.
With tax deadlines just a few weeks away, many people just like you are expecting significant refunds, with the average being several thousand dollars. Some of you may consider using this money for major purchases or down payments on a new car. Many more may even want to pay off credit cards and other debts. But if you’re in significant debt, like so many average Americans in this tough economy, if may be better to use that sudden influx of cash to ease your financial situation and erase your debt permanently through bankruptcy.
Here are a few warning signs that you should use your tax refund for the benefits of bankruptcy:
(1) If you’ve are currently out of work and have been unemployed for at least a few months (the average currently being seven months), it might be best to use that tax refund to begin a bankruptcy filing. Unemployment is the primary reason that many Americans are filing for bankruptcy; and your tax refund is just the infusion of capital you need to hire a competent bankruptcy lawyer to help you on a path to a better financial future.
(2) While many people already use their tax refunds to pay off debt, if you are currently unable to make the minimum monthly payment on your credit card or cards, or you are behind on your credit card payments, chances are you should seek professional help in erasing your consumer debt by using that money to instead file for bankruptcy. Credit card companies go after delinquent cardholders quickly in the new economy; your tax refund is the best way to do the same, seizing the opportunity to protect your assets before credit card companies can seize your assets.
(3) And speaking of creditor lawsuits: If you already find yourself embroiled in one, your tax refund-sponsored bankruptcy can be a major asset available to prevent creditors from seizing current and future property. Once you file for bankruptcy, the benefit of an “automatic stay” kicks in, forcing creditors to cease and desist harassments and other collection actions against average Americans just like you. As such, that annual cash infusion can be just what you need to get the ball rolling on your bankruptcy…and ultimately a better life.
In short, your tax refund may look like quick cash that can be used to pay off some short-term debt; but if you’re like the average debtor, it isn’t nearly enough to garner the peace of mind of erasing all of your debt. You’re better off using that money for a long-term solution like filing for bankruptcy—a solution that will discharge debts and put you on the course to a real financial recovery—especially during these taxing times.
If you’ve been effected by the economy and are wondering how to make your next move, knowing a qualified bankruptcy attorney can also help you to conquer your creditors and face your financial fears, yielding the right kinds of support, information and insights—at a low cost— for a viable and secure future. The bankruptcy experts at the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt offer a totally FREE debt consultation and now, more than ever, it’s time to take them up on their offer. Just call toll free to 1-888-234-4181, or during the off hours, you can make your own appointment right online at www.billsbills.com. Simply click on the yellow “FREE Consultation Now” button.