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Can the bankruptcy court take your tax refund for 2004 if bankruptcy was filed in Dec 2004 if this was not discussed at the Creditors Meeting?

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I think it depends on when your debts are discharged. If they were already discharged, it was a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and it wasn't discussed at the creditors meeting, then the refund is yours. Besides, imagine if you filed on April 15th. You might not get your refund until later June or almost July, and that's months from when your debts were discharged. I'm pretty sure it's yours.
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