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    • 74leeboy
    • By 74leeboy 11th Sep 17, 6:20 PM
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    Council tax and bankruptcy.
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    Council tax and bankruptcy. 11th Sep 17 at 6:20 PM
    Hi. I was made bankrupt at the beginning of august and I'm the only one working in my household. My wife isn't working at the moment. My question is do I have to pay the full council tax (. £164/ mth) or is it written off for the rest of the tax year. If it is written off do I have to contact the council tax offfices. Thanks and I hope this makes sense.
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    • Rags2riches
    • By Rags2riches 11th Sep 17, 7:03 PM
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    legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/613/contents/made

    Insolvency 49

    (1) Where a liability order has been made and the debtor against whom it was made is an individual, the amount due shall be deemed to be a debt for the purposes of section 267 of the Insolvency Act 1986(1) (grounds of creditor’s petition).
    (2) Where a liability order has been made and the debtor against whom it was made is a company, the amount due shall be deemed to be a debt for the purposes of section 122(1)(f) (winding up of companies by the court) or, as the case may be, section 221(5)(b) (winding up of unregistered companies) of that Act.
    (3) For the purposes of this regulation the amount due is an amount equal to any outstanding sum which is or forms part of the amount in respect of which the liability order was made.

    Council tax is a joint a several liability I believe they could pursue your wife.
    Last edited by Rags2riches; 11-09-2017 at 7:09 PM.
    • debt doctor
    • By debt doctor 11th Sep 17, 8:01 PM
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    Council tax is a joint a several liability I believe they could pursue your wife.
    Originally posted by Rags2riches
    They certainly can. So, as you say, the bankrupts liability ill be written off for this financial year but 100% liability will remain for the wife.
    The council tax still needs to feature in the SOA.
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