Are you in a bankruptcy or considering filing for bankruptcy? If so, you may be wondering what happens to your tax refund in bankruptcy.

Tax Refunds in Bankruptcy

It is important to understand that the court will treat your tax refund as property of your estate. The amount that the trustee requires be sent back will vary depending on your state. Check with your attorney to go over the amount that your state requires. However, there are ways in which you and your attorney can petition the court to attempt to keep your refund. Discuss this with your attorney as soon as possible. Also, if you have filed for Chapter 13, you will need to send your tax returns to the trustee each year or send them to your attorney’s office until your case is completed.

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