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Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy — Everything You Need to Know

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Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq.
What Happens to Your Tax Refund If You File for Bankruptcy in New York?  Here’s the Complete Guide
Tax refunds can be several thousand dollars; so it’s worth learning how to protect and keep your refund if you file for bankruptcy.
Tax season starts the last month in January — which is when employers and financial institutions send out W-2 forms, 1099 forms, etc.  It’s also when consumer tax payers start thinking about and preparing for filing their tax returns.
This week — all week long — I will post a number of helpful and informative articles on everything the consumer needs to know about filing bankruptcy and protecting tax refunds.
If you file for personal bankruptcy in New York, a tax refund that you have not yet received may be totally exempt and protected, or, based on your particular situation, it may only be partially protected, or not protected at all.
To learn whether your refund is protected, carefully read my blog posts this week.  If you have questions or comments, please send them in.  Keep in mind that the best way to ascertain whether a tax refund is protected in bankruptcy or not, is to seek the advice of an experienced New York bankruptcy attorney [2].  
Quick Links to All Tax Week Blog Posts About Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy:
Sunday:  Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy — Everything You Need to Know [3]
Monday:  The Issues to Consider in Determining If a Tax Refund is Protected in Bankruptcy [4]
Tuesday:  Trustees Look Very Closely at Potential Tax Refunds at This Time of Year [5]
Wednesday:  Protecting Your Tax Refund If You Haven’t Filed For Bankruptcy Yet [6]
Thursday:  How a Tax Refund Can Mess Up Your Bankruptcy Means Test [7]
Friday:  Tax Refunds in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cases [8]
Saturday:  Bankruptcy Questions I’ve Received About Tax Refunds During “Tax Week” [9]
Informative Article About Eliminating Taxes in Bankruptcy:
Eliminating Taxes in Bankruptcy [10]
Article About Tax Consequences and Bankruptcy:
Filing for Bankruptcy Does Not Create Tax Consequences [11]


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