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Achieving A SBA Offer In Compromise After a Default

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Achieving A SBA Offer In Compromise After a Default

Small business owners who mismanage their finances could default on their Small Business Administration loan. To default, they must become delinquent for ninety days. At this point, their lender could exceed standard collection practices. These actions could include seizure of business assets such as bank accounts and real properties. A SBA Offer in Compromise could give the business owner an opportunity for settling the debt without serious repercussions.

Reviewing the Collection Efforts

After the SBA loan default, the lender notifies the borrower of probable action if they don't contact the lender and make arrangements for payment. The borrower has a deadline for these measures and should contact their attorney quickly. Once they have the SBA demand letter, their attorney could negotiate a settlement. Since the seizure process could increase the lender's costs, they are more likely to accept an appropriate offer.

When are SBA Loans in Default?

Once the delinquency reaches ninety days, the loan enters default. At this stage, the lender is within their rights to acquire assets and the collateral used to secure the loan. They conduct the seizure process to acquire a balance that reflects what is owed by the borrower. Since the SBA is a government agency, they have federal rights and take action accordingly.

Collecting Any Collateral Used for the Loan

Any property listed on the loan documentation as collateral is seized immediately. This includes automobiles, real property, and business accounts. If this value doesn't reflect the balance owed, the agency could acquire more property and assets. Through a SBA loan foreclosure, they could acquire the borrower's primary residence if it was purchased with company funds.

Are Tax Offsets a Better Choice?

A tax offset is a settlement in which the consumer could use their tax refunds to pay the balance. The lender seizes their tax refunds each year until the balance is paid off. If the borrower is behind on their tax payments, their attorney could acquire a settlement for the outstanding balance. A Tax Offset Program could help these consumers.

Small business owners should follow strategies for avoiding the effects of a SBA default. These actions could equate to total seizure of the business assets and properties. Business owners who wish to avoid these circumstances should contact an attorney now.

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