Category Archives: Taxes

Can I keep my tax refund if I file for chapter 7 bankruptcy? Will the trustee take my tax refund if I file for chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Short answer . . . it depends. (skip to the end for a summary on when to file) I never counsel anyone to represent themselves pro se in a bankruptcy. The reason is this: it is very easy to lose … Continue reading

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I filed a bankruptcy and received a discharge and one of my creditors sent me a 1099-C. Do I need to report my discharged debts as taxable income on my taxes?

Probably not. I am not an accountant or a CPA or a tax attorney. However, my understanding is that you do not need to report your discharged debts as taxable income. Often times a creditor who decides to write off … Continue reading

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How do I download my taxes from the IRS?

As a bankruptcy attorney I feel like I am always chasing down documents. There are a number of documents that need to be gathered and filed as part of your bankruptcy whether it is chapter 7 or chapter 13. Most … Continue reading

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