Including HMRC debt in an IVA

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Post by marcus174 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:00 am
Hi, firstly i must admit i am new to this so really don't understand it. I have a debt with HMRC and they are pushing for bankruptcy as i cannot pay £42k within 12 months. (who can) When this debt first started in 2013 i had a business partner (partnership not ltd), who left end of 2014. The debt has carried on to this point.
Is it possible to complete an IVA under these circumstances? I have equity in my property but no means to release it?
How does this affect myself and my ex business partner? What steps should i take first?
Sorry lots of questions just hoping someone can help


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Post by Foggy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:55 am
HMRC are often included in IVA's, but are far more 'hard headed' than most creditors and probe to making amendments to improve the outcome, from their point of view, or refusing altogether if they see a better way (for them).

Only your share of any liability could be included in your IVA, if agreed, leaving the ex-partner to deal with their share themselves.

I would suggest a chat with at least two different IVA providers, preferably experienced in dealing with self employed, to compare advice. Maybe a smaller to medium sized company that will give more individual attention than the large 'IVA factories' would also be advisable.
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Post by Lisa Thomas » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:59 am
You should chat to a couple of IPS to run through your options.

IVA v Bankruptcy seem the 2 key ones for you but if HMRC are the only real creditor then an IVA might not be viable unless HMRC are insistent.
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