Harley A. FeinsteinBy
This can be a painful and significant expense. As you may have heard Congress revamped the bankruptcy laws in 2005. This Chapter 13 tax return requirement was added then. It has been criticized because bankruptcy filers have to spend money on tax preparation fees that otherwise could be used to pay the unsecured creditors. But it is the law and neither the judge nor the trustee have the power to waive the requirement.