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How Will Bankruptcy Impact Your Tax Refund?

  Tax refunds are the end product when people pay more taxes during the year than what they actually owe. While you might not think it, tax refunds are a critical source of income for many Americans. It is common for people to wonder if they will be able to keep a tax refund check after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. While it might not seem like a satisfying answer, the reality is that various factors influence whether or not you will be able to keep this amount.  How Bankruptcy Courts V[...]

Four Things to do When You Owe the IRS Money

  As tax season looms, you likely have given some thought to your current financial situation. If you have encountered the problem of not being able to pay your income taxes this year, you might be considering various options, including filing for bankruptcy. While you consider how to respond to this situation, you should review the following five pieces of advice about owing the Internal Revenue Service money.  Promptly File Your Income Taxes Taxpayers who owe the Internal Revenue Service[...]

Discharging Tax Debt in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

  For individuals who are facing financial difficulties, Chapter 7 bankruptcy is often the best option to remove debt and obtain a second chance at a strong credit score. Chapter 7 is frequently chosen by individuals who have a large amount of debt and little income to pay it off. Unfortunately, there are some types of debts that are not able to be discharged in Chapter 7, including student loans and income taxes. Even though income taxes are often not dischargeable in Chapter 7 bankruptcy,[...]

How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Tax Refund?

The 2018 tax filing season officially begins on January 29, 2018 and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expects to receive approximately 155 million tax returns this year. Most individuals who are eligible to receive refunds via direct deposit can expect a turnaround time of 21 days with the first direct deposit date of the 2018 tax season expected to be February 12, 2018. For those who have recently filed bankruptcy or who are planning to file bankruptcy in the immediate future, your bankruptcy[...]