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What Consumers Should Know About Using A SBA Offer In Compromise

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What Consumers Should Know About Using A SBA Offer In Compromise

Small business owners need to re-evaluate their finances when they face a loan default. This occurrence could lead to devastating effects for the business. When they have a loan default through the Small Business Administration, they could face more than just a financial loss. They could lose everything they own quickly. A SBA Offer in Compromise is the first step for avoiding a total loss.

Achieving Closure for the Loan

If the lender accepts a settlement, the borrower could achieve closure for the loan. Their attorney works with their lender to identify the most acceptable compromise. The offer of compromise includes a balance that is less than the total balance and allows the business owner to settle the debt quickly. Once the offer is accepted, the business owner no longer has any obligation to the lender.

Why Borrowers Shouldn't Choose Bankruptcy

If the borrower chose bankruptcy, first they would have to qualify for their chosen chapter. If they select chapter 13, they are required to pay a fixed balance each month. If they cannot pay this balance each month, the case is dismissed. When this occurs, they are responsible for all debts included immediately. Since the bankruptcy case remains on their credit history for at least ten years, it prevents them from opening new lines of credit. For companies that are trying to rebuild after financial issues, this could have disastrous effects. This is why the borrower must choose a compromise instead of bankruptcy when they have a SBA loan default.

What Could Happen if the Loan Default Isn't Managed?

If the borrower doesn't manage the default, they could face foreclosure. The moment they receive the SBA demand letter the wheels are in motion already. At this point, the lender has the right to seize property to settle the debt. Through a SBA loan foreclosure, the lender could acquire the business property and all assets.

Small business owners need assistance before they default on their SBA loan. By taking earlier action, they could avoid potential hardships that could lead to financial ruin. Business owners who need to discuss a compromise or enter into a Tax Offset Program should contact an attorney immediately.

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