When a loan company or credit card company write off your debt, this means that the company reports your unpaid debt as lost income. The IRS is a US government agency that receives this information, but other nations or countries may have similar structures. The credit card company will turn over the money you owed to a collecting agency after 6 months of not paying.
Your last resort should be a write off debt because this will result in low credit score which will have a negative effect. Debtors can keep their credit score from dropping by making a debt settlement with a loan agency or paying back part of the debt. You can also hire a debt settlement attorney to mediate an agreement between you and credit company.
Take note of the advantages and disadvantages of your decision when you are considering a write off. Some benefits may include no more late fees or overage fees. You can also negotiate a low interest rate with loan companies with no tax on your credit balance. The downsides of writing off debt may include loss of credit card privileges, problems for getting loans because of low credit score, and other problems with debt collecting agencies. If you have low credit history, it is generally very difficult to acquire loans.
You should get a copy of your credit report particularly if you have a history of good credit score. If you can show your high credit, you may be qualified for a low rate settlement with some companies. Try to negotiate with your creditors to get the lowest rate settlement possible if they will turn over your debt to an agency. If you are obliged to repay a certain sum of money, ask for a record of these agreements. Usually, the agency has a copy of the original settlements but be sure to get a copy for your personal record.