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  • Will the Credit Card Accountability Act of 2009 Slow Bankruptcy Filings?
    Will the Credit Card Accountability Act of 2009 Slow Bankruptcy Filings?

    President Obama signed the “Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure” Act in May of 2009. The law was designed to further restrict credit card practices that the government and many ...

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  • Tax
    Tax "return" must be filed 2 years before filing bankruptcy

    Taxes for which returns were not filed at all or…were filed, but within 2 years of filing a bankruptcy are not dischargeable. The issue here is not always just the two-year date as that becomes ...

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  • 3 years before bankruptcy is filed and tax debt
    3 years before bankruptcy is filed and tax debt

    Tax debt that is based on your income and for which a return was required to be filed within 3 years prior to the filing of your bankruptcy petition is not dischargeable in bankruptcy. See 11 U.S.C. ...

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  • Recent Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Need to File Again?
    Recent Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Need to File Again?

    If you filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy within the last 8 years and received a discharge, you cannot file another chapter 7 bankruptcy. It is common for chapter 7 bankruptcy filers to need another ...

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  • A prior Chapter 12 or Chapter 13 Prevents a Chapter 7 bankruptcy Discharge
    A prior Chapter 12 or Chapter 13 Prevents a Chapter 7 bankruptcy Discharge

    If you have filed a chapter 12 or more commonly a chapter 13 bankruptcy and received a discharge of one of those cases within the last 6 years i.e. you cannot file a chapter 7 bankruptcy and receive a ...

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  • A Prior Bankruptcy Prevents a Chapter 7 Discharge
    A Prior Bankruptcy Prevents a Chapter 7 Discharge

    If you filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy and received a discharge within 8 years of the filing of your present chapter 7 bankruptcy case, you are not entitled to receive a discharge in the present case. It ...

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