7th Circuit: Debtor Must Pay Tax Liens; Bankruptcy Code Wording 'Straightforward'

7th Circuit: Debtor Must Pay Tax Liens; Bankruptcy Code Wording 'Straightforward'

CHICAGO - A panel of the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 8 affirmed a bankruptcy court ruling and determined that a debtor was liable for all the tax liens filed against him by the IRS, and it held that the language of the Bankruptcy Code was "straightforward" on the matter (Patrick J. Ryan v. United States of America $(In Re: Patrick J. Ryan$), No. 12-3398, Chapter 13, 7th Cir.; U.S. App. LEXIS 13710).

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