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Q: What happens if you don’t turn in your tax return and/or refund on a chapter 13 bankruptcy?

I have been in my chapter 13 for over 2 years and realized I was supposed to supply tax returns and refunds to the trustee but I haven’t. I’m not sure what my next step is as I’m afraid to bring it up and have my case dismissed.

Ralph Reisinger
Ralph Reisinger answered on Aug 16, 2021

It depends on what Trustee you have and what you did with them money. In a Chapter 13 you are supposed to turn over all of your "Disposable Income" to the Trustee. However, if you have unexpected expenses, like car repairs, or a need to replace appliances, or periods of unemployment,... Read more »

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Q: What is the approximate cost to file bankruptcy?

Im not certain which chapter I would need to file. Im divorced & have no assets. I have less than $20,000 debt, such as judgements from credit cards and a previous landlord, medical & miscellaneous debt. I’m also making small payments on federal student loan debt and am in good standing... Read more »

Ralph Reisinger
Ralph Reisinger answered on Dec 10, 2019

Based on the information you provided you would most likely file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Assuming your last Bankruptcy was a Chapter 7 you would qualify for another Chapter 7 since its been over 8 years. One thing you need to consider is any possible inheritance. If you inherit within 6 months of... Read more »

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