You did not do anything wrong. Sadly, there is not a clear exemption for your tax refunds in Arizona. You will nearly always loose at least a portion of it, depending upon when you filed your bankruptcy case and whether or not you had received and spent your refunds.Ask a similar question
You can only exempt the refund if your state exemption program provides this. I am posting a link to a description of the exemptions available in all 50 state for you to review.
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Unfortunately, AZ does not allow the use of the federal bankruptcy exemptions. Therefore, you will not be able to keep your refunds unless you can find a AZ state exemption that allows you to keep them.
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I would like to just add that if the tax return is less than a $1000, most trustees will let you keep it. Anything less than that just isn't worth their time going after. In fact I recently had a client who was to receive an almost $1300 tax refund that the trustee let them keep.
So if your refund is less than $1000, you should be able to keep it.Ask a similar question