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How can you find out how much of your income tax the trustee will take after filing chapter 7 bankruptcy?

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The answer to this question varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but I would say it is wise to ask your attorney what the common practice is in the district in which you filed. In Indiana, the trustees normally lets debtors know at the Meeting of Creditors (also called the 341 hearing) whether they want the refund check, and if so, how much. Different states let you keep different amounts of cash in bankruptcy, so the state in which you live may influence how much the trustee takes. Please note that nothing in this posting or in any other posting constitutes legal advice; this is simply my understanding of the facts, which I do not warrant, and I am not suggesting any course of action or inaction to any person.
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