Q: If one spouse filed chapter 13 is there a way for the other to keep their tax return if filing jointly?
Would I just file normally? Or would I have to file an innocent or injured spouse form?
Most of the deductions comes from the spouse not in bankruptcy.
This is a question that may be a matter of local practice. You'll want to consult a bankruptcy attorney in your geographic area.
Where I practice, in Detroit, a non-filing spouse filing a tax return jointly with a filing Chapter 13 debtor will be allowed to retain their 50% of the joint refund.
But mileage may differ in your part of Missouri.
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