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What if I don't file my tax returns?

In order to be entitled to bankruptcy relief, you must have filed the previous four years tax returns and tax returns during the life of your bankruptcy. Failure to file tax returns is cause for dismissal of your case. If you have not filed all tax returns due by the date of your first Meeting of Creditors, the trustee cannot determine the appropriateness, or “feasibility” of your plan. Therefore, you plan cannot go forward. If you have filed under chapter 13 and have not filed your tax returns, the trustee may ask the Court to dismiss your case.