By Cynthia Podis
Nashville Bankruptcy Lawyer
You can keep up to $10,000 in assets for an individual and $20,000 for a couple. This includes a tax refund. Please remember, this includes all of your personal property like furniture, jewelry, computers, cars and money in the bank. The exemptions or protection of assets in bankruptcy only applies to what you have in your possession. So, if you pay a family member or friend back with money from your tax refund, you cannot protect that amount because it is no longer yours. The Trustee in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may ask for the money back from your family or friend if it is a large amount of money paid back within a year or two before filing bankruptcy. Please discuss any large tax refunds with your attorney before you file and before you use the refund.
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