Do I have to give both state and federal tax returns ? Or just federal to the bk trustee?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Usually the trustee requests both tax refunds. Unless your state has a specific exemption they are probably entitled to both. You must show the trustee both federal and state returns for the last two years of filing.
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
As the other attorney astutely noted, unless you have an exemption that protects the returns, you are at risk of losing both tax returns.
Seek local legal counsel.
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If you live in Arizona, please contact me for actual advice; this is just speculation. It certainly is not legal advice. I don't have enough information to give actual legal advice. I can only take the limited information presented and provide a idea of what you might do and how it may turn out.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
Both, unless you claimed one or the other as exempt under your state's laws at the time you filed your bankruptcy.
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The answer to your question depends on 1) what exemption is available to you 2) did you take the proper exemption(s) 3) what exactly is the trustee asking for
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