Will The Chapter 13 Trustee Take My Tax Refund?

Can IRS debt be discharged in Chapter 13?

In most cases, you cannot discharge (wipe out) tax debts in Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Instead, you repay your tax debts through the life of your Chapter 13 repayment plan, which could last either three or five years..

Will Chapter 13 take all my money?

In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you must devote all of your “disposable income” to repayment of your debts over the life of your Chapter 13 plan. Your disposable income first goes to your secured and priority creditors. Your unsecured creditors share any remaining amount.

How can I get out of Chapter 13 early?

You might be able to get out of Chapter 13 bankruptcy early if you can pay off your debt or you prove a financial hardship. When you enter into a Chapter 13 case, you agree to pay all of your disposable income for either 36 or 60 months.

What happens if you win a lot of money while in Chapter 13?

If you receive an inheritance or cash gift during your Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may have to pay more into your plan. Learn more. If you receive an inheritance or cash gift while in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you might be required to amend your repayment plan and increase what you pay to unsecured creditors.

Do I have to give my tax refund to the trustee?

Usually, you must turn over your tax refund to the Chapter 13 trustee. But there’s a way you might be able to keep it. If you receive a tax refund during your Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee assigned to administer the case could require you to turn that money over for payment to your creditors.