Hello. I recently got offered a job with DOE. I filled Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and discharged in 2020. But I do owe taxes for 2017 to the IRS and made payment plans. Will this disqualify me from obtaining a clearance?
Bankruptcy and Owe taxes in 2017 is this cause for dismissal to obtain clearance
If you are making payments as agreed it should not disqualify you but they will look at all of your information and see if you have a history or pattern of irresponsibility. They will also look at and consider the circumstances leading up to the financial issues. The whole situation will be assessed. So is it an automatic disqualification, no. Can financials lead to an unfavorable adjudication, yes.