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If you receive a tax refund in January and spend it all and then file bankruptcy in February can the trustees make you pay back the refund?

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No. But it could possibly depend on whether or not the BK was accepted. Dependent on how much the refund was and what it was used for. In general, only the assets that you have at the time you file are included, not monies already spent.  
No, But if you file, next year you will possabily have to pay half of your tax money.
Why would I have to pay half of my tax money on next years taxes?
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