Restructuring your debt — Construction companies can keep it together
Abstract: Some construction companies have gone under these past few years, while others have lost substantial business or taken on heavy debts. But, for those in the latter category, there are ways to keep it together. This article explains the difference between “canceled” debt and “charged off” or “written off” debt and how to stretch out payments via cancellation of debt (COD) income. It also explores swapping debt for equity and explains how to work with creditors. A sidebar discusses why, for many contractors, finding a way to restructure debt is preferable to declaring bankruptcy.