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In you are filing chapter 7 in New York can they take your tax refund even if you are putting it all toward paying for school?
This may not be helpful at all, but for what its worth... I have no idea what the exemptions are like in New York, but in Indiana, trustee's couldn't care less what the debtor intended to do with the refund check. Indiana law says you get to keep $100.00 of cash per debtor, period. Anything above that the trustee will keep and distribute to creditors. It is not an issue of what the debtor had planned for the money, or how bad the debtor needed the money, it is simply math: the law says you keep $100.00 and the trustee gets the rest, and that's the end of the analysis. Assuming New York is like Indiana, I would say the trustee will be unmoved by what your plans are for the refund. But, like I said, I don't practice law in New York so maybe there's some exemption over there that is different that what happens in Indiana.
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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No they do not take your refund from my experience, but they do take the state refund. If they do take it, you can contact the trustee and ask for it back. I was told as long …as the payments were being made every pay period we were okay. Hope this helps
Yes. Do you think the IRS should just presume that everybody who doesn't file doesn't owe any taxes? 26USC6012 requires anyone having more than a certain amount of income …to file a tax return. 26USC7203 makes willful failure to file a return a crime punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a $25,000 fine. Neither of these laws carry any requirement that you owe money. It is extremely rare, but people have been successfully criminally prosecuted for failure to file even though they might owe no money. See Spies v. United States, 317 U.S. 492, 496 (1943); United States v. Wade, 585 F.2d 573, 574 (5th Cir. 1978). Is the typical guy whose only source of income is a W-2 on which he had way too much tax withheld going to get prosecuted? No. Maybe if he gets arrested for something else like drugs, a tax charge might be piled onto his case. Or if he sends threatening letters to the IRS commissioner, they might take revenge. But not typically. People who have never had any income other than a W-2 forget one fact: The IRS does not know whether you owe any money until you file your taxes. A lot of people have income from other sources that does not get reported on a W-2. They owe income tax on that, too. And the IRS does not know that you have dependents or have deductions or whatever unless you file a tax return. They need that statement, sworn under penalty of perjury, of your income, deductions, exemptions, credits, and so on to properly calculate whether you owe taxes. If you don't send it to them, they will make certain worst-case assumptions about you and could even pursue you for taxes you don't owe. And if you don't file, the statute of limitations never starts running. That mean that the IRS can hound you over whether you owed taxes forever. There are also certain elections that need to be made on or before the filing date. Failure to make these elections in a timely manner means you forfeit the opportunity. For example, you can take a return of your current year IRA contribution or recharacterize a contribution up until October 15 of the next year, but only if you file your return (or an extension) on time, even if you don't owe money. Now many people will point to the fact that the civil penalty (as opposed to the rare criminal penalty) for filing late is based on the amount of money you owe. If you don't owe any money, the penalty is $0. (Note: some states impose penalties that may not be based on the amount you owe.) They then extrapolate that to mean you are not required to file and nothing will happen if you don't. These people do not know the big picture. And I don't know how many times I've seen people say "I always get a refund" but this year they don't. And they don't realize it because they haven't filled out their taxes. Or they make a mistake on their taxes and the IRS catches them. They end up paying thousands of dollars in needless failure to file penalties because they didn't file on time.
I assume you mean "how do you keep your tax REFUND when you file a chapter 7 bankruptcy?" A tax refund is an asset of the estate and, generally, the trustee will take it. Ther…e are two ways to avoid this, first way would be to delay filing your bankruptcy petition until after you have gotten your refund and spent the money. The second way is to declare part or all of the refund to be part of your exemption, however exemptions are small and most people have other assets (like computers, wedding rings, paychecks, etc.) they want to protect with their exemptions.
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Contact your local property tax department and request a copy of the form that you will need to use to file for the property tax refund or you could try and see if this could …be done online at the local property tax online website.
In the U.S., it depends on the type of refund and what's being refunded. Generally, if it's a refund of the price of something you purchased, it's not taxed, assuming th…e purchase was made from your income that was already taxed. If you receive a refund of state income tax, it may have to be included in your taxable income, but only if you claimed it as a portion of your itemized deductions in the previous year.
Assuming there are no errors in the federal tax refund. One can expect a refund within eight to ten weeks. This time can be shorten if one decides to file electronically.
No, sales taxes in the US are really not like the VAT tax that your probably relating to otherplaces. They are due on the entire sales price, at the location of the sale….
Yes. For 3 years. They do not take it all. You will get to keep your EIC and certain other credits that may be given that year. This is per my bankruptcy lawyer.
Answer I think it depends on when the bankruptcy is discharged, but it would be discussed at your meeting with the creditors and the trustee. If it wasn't discussed…, then the refund is yours.
How can you find out how much of your income tax the trustee will take after filing chapter 7 bankruptcy?
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.
Answer Though no one "wants" to file bankruptcy, your question is valid. An income tax return is usually looked at as a lump sum of money to help get back on one's feet…. A down payment for a better car, a vacation for a family, etc. If you file a chapter 7, then no, you will not have your tax refund kept from you, UNLESS you owe back-taxes. Depending on how many years you may have owed taxes, you can also file bankruptcy on those. If you have to file a chapter 13, bankruptcy, then I am not sure. Ask your attorney, and a consultation with a bankruptcy attorney is usually free. Answer It is a good idea to check with your lawyer on this question because it may depend on what state you life in when you filed. I live in Pennsylvania and did indeed receive my refund. My sister, however, lived in New Orleans when she filed her taxes and moved back to Pennsylvania shortly thereafter. Within two weeks of receiving her refund, she received a letter from her tax office telling her she had to return the check to be applied to her bankruptcy creditors. She was even given a date that the check had to be returned by. Answer A lot of times the Trustee will order you to pay the refund to the courts to be distributed to creditors. I've seen this happen in Chapter 7 cases before. Answer This Q has been pushed around a lot here...and this is what I've pieced together: It depends...a bit on which circuit court your in and how they feel...and especially how much is involved...(obviously large amounts are wanted for creditors...and it just seems unfair for you to not pay someone your debt, because you didn't have the money, because you had too much withheld or prepaid...when the amount withheld/prepaid is entirely controllable by you! The withheld tax account at the IRS is really nothing more than a savings account to pay for the tax actually determined to be due). The other aspect is when you file for BK compared to when you made your money...If the overpaid tax is for a pre-petition filing period...most trustees want it...but if it really isn't - then you can argue it's post petition and yours. So say it's a refund for the past year and you filed BK in December.....well it was basically all withheld as part of the Jan-Dec period in your tax return...and its part of the BK...but if you filed BK in say March...well not much of it is really from the covered BK period - and much of the overpayment should be given to you. (Of course, things like not making $ or deductions evenly through the year can complicate the calculation). Sort of makes sense.
Depending on some things, like when the tax was paid and when the BK was filed, the refund is like any other asset and available to creditors. The trustee or court would… take it and pay it to creditors according to their standing in the case.
Either way they will want a tax return filed before filing for chapter 13. If you are expecting a refund then they will seize it if it is after so to keep the money fi…le first and wait for the return, it will be considered as part of your income. If you owe it is better to know the amount before filing.
No! You must claim more dependants on your paycheck to avoid the trustee claiming your refund. 1500$ is the limit from Fed and State combined. Keep your refund below that amou…nt combined and you will be in the clear. I find it ironic that if you owe the irs any money the trustee does not help out with that but if your refund is good then the trustee will claim it. Hope this helps!
You may get it, but you will have to turn it over to the trustee. It may shorten your plan payment time period.