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Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Needs Our Tax Return


If you are considering filing a personal bankruptcy, it is important to understand that he or she will need your tax return. Bankruptcy law requires you to disclose all of your financial information.

Below Are a Few of the Reasons Your Attorney Will Ask You to Provide a Copy of Your Tax Return:

  • Your tax returns provide an overview of your financial situation all in one document. Reviewing your tax return will provide your lawyer with information needed to make full and accurate financial disclosures.
  • The trustee may ask to see a copy of your tax return because unfiled tax returns can mean undisclosed tax refunds or missing financial information in bankruptcy.
  • The taxing authorities will likely object to your filing if your tax returns have not been filed.

If you have not filed your tax returns, it is imperative that you do so as soon as possible. You should confer with your bankruptcy attorney to determine how it will impact your bankruptcy case.

If you are considering filing a bankruptcy and you need help determining which type of filing would be best for you, contact Fitzgerald & Campbell to schedule an appointment. We do not offer just one debt relief option, we don’t push you in one direction. If bankruptcy right for you, we will tell you. If it’s not, we will tell you that. If bankruptcy is your get-out-of-debt plan, it needs to be done right. It needs to be in the hands of experienced lawyers who have been there before. Contact us today!

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