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How long should a person wait after a chapter 13 bankruptcy is dismissed to file income taxes for that year to guarantee to receive the refund?

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You have to file your income taxes yearly regardless of whether you have filed for bankruptcy or not. Yes, IRS may garnish your refunds to pay toward your debts. If your bankruptcy is over however, you don't have to worry about that.
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