St Louis, MO asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for Missouri

Q: In Missouri- my chapter 13 plan states that if I file jointly the debtor may retain 1500. Is that of the total refund?

2nd year filing taxes with chapter 13, but 1year married. Jointly my tax return will be $3063. My plan states that if I file jointly debtor may retain $1500- is that from the total $3063 or do they take in account some of the refund is my husband's? I have seen it separately and my husband’s return is greater than mine. Please advise- my lawyer had a heart attack and is not responding to emails- so I don’t know what to do! Thank you!

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: File separately.

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