Scottsdale, AZ asked in Bankruptcy for Arizona

Q: Ok I’m in az filled bank rupt last feb do I owe my tax return this year to. If I owe 2 months do I divide it by two

Since I filled last feb and send them a check. Also case was reopened in November to distribute last yrs tax return or should I be clear now since I paid the returns last yr

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Diane L. Drain
Diane L. Drain
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: If you have an attorney, please contact them because this is what you paid them for. So, I am going to assume you do not - the trustee collects tax refunds for the year you filed and any prior years that you have not collected. If you filed the bankruptcy in 2019, then the trustee can collect your 2018 tax refunds, plus 1/6 (2/12th) of your 2019 refunds. The trustee will also collect non-exempt assets. Never ignore any request from the trustee.

If you have more questions - please contact the Self-Help Center at the Arizona Bankruptcy Court for an appointment with one of their volunteer attorneys - 602-682-4007.

I hope this information is helpful.

Diane L. Drain, www.DianeDrain.com

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: You should consult your attorney for the answers to these questions bc much more info is needed to properly answer this question.

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