Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for Indiana

Q: Unreported income 2012/ bankruptcy

I'm in a chapter 13. end of my 2nd year and have paid $30,000 apx.

I did not turn over my tax return or refunds to the trustee.

According to my lawyer, its going to be okay. I had to turn over copies of my 2014 and 2015 taxes. They said the money would be worked into the plan.

Problem is that I have to get a copy of my state IT40 from the irs. Still not a big deal.

This situation may have opened a can of worms because my lawyer called and said they needed an affidavit signed stating that my wife had no income that year because i filed as head of household. I made a huge mistake and didn't report 12,000$ of income my wife earned in 2012 and I never ammeneded or heard from the irs. Now I'm afraid that the irs is somehow infiltrating my situation and trying to bind us legally with an affidavit. So, I don't know how to go about this. I'm thinking the 3 year statue of limitations may apply but I also know that the irs often plays by

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Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
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  • Plymouth, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Your attorney has a confidential relationship with you. Contact him concerning your tax issues. Do not make a false affidavit, as that would be perjury.

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