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What financial documentation do you need to show for a chapter 13 bankruptcy?

What type of financial documentation do you have to show for Chapter 13 and how far back do you need documents? 3 months? 6 months?

Answer By Kevin Heupel
Heupel Law
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To file Chapter 13 you have to provide six months of financial income and a tax return for the last year filed.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 10/3/2011

Answer By Eric Lewis
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis
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It depends on your unique situation, but typically you have to have 3 months of bank statements, 6 months of pay advices and two to four years of tax returns.

Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 9/29/2011

Answer By David VanDyke
Bird & VanDyke, Inc.
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In any bankruptcy filing you must verify, among other things, 6 months income. This will include all income you and your wife made in the 6 months before the month you file.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/29/2011

Answer By Janet Lawson
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
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Everything, no matter what it is, for 6 months.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/29/2011

North Sound Law, PS
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Whether the case is a Chapter 7 or 13, you will be required to submit your last year's tax return, last 6 months of paystubs or pay advices, and last 3 months of bank statements. If you are self-employed or own your own business, you will also need to provide a YTD P&L statement.

Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/29/2011

Answer By Spencer Hale
Jackson White, PC
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Wow, that is a broad question. You need to show documents or at least provide sworn written statements about every nook and cranny concerning your financial life. Depending on the documentation, you may need to provide information for up to 2 years (i.e., tax returns - 2 yrs; bank statements - 6 months; pay stubs - 60 days). The illustrations are only a small start. Also keep in mind the trustee could require you produce an even longer history of financial documents if he/she thinks it necessary.

Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 9/29/2011

The Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm
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It depends on the jurisdiction but I would count on having to provide your most recent tax return, documentation of income for the two months prior to filing and bank statements for all accounts showing the balances on the date of filing.

Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 9/29/2011

Answer By Bill Zurinskas
Bankruptcy Law Center
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For a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Colorado, all the trustee or court require for filing is the tax return for the year prior to filing and 6 months of pay stubs or other income documentation. For your attorney you need the last four years tax returns, 6 months of paystubs or selfemployment data or othr income documents, copies of all bills or statements and/or credit reports, copies of bank statements, copies of all lawsuits or garnishments and all evidence of ownership of property, such as deed, titles, etc.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 9/29/2011

Answer By Dan Wilson
Dan Wilson Bankruptcy
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Evidence of income for 6 months; two years federal and state tax returns; credit reports; current statements from every bank account; retirement account statements; value of vehicles; value of real property; transfers within last two years; monthly budget of recurring expenses; garnishments, repossessions, foreclosures, voluntary returns; unemployment benefits; retirement income; lawsuits. Generally every financial document you have.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 9/29/2011

Answer By Darren Aronow
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
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The trustee will generally ask you to produce 2 to 4 years of tax returns, 6 to 12 months of bank statements, deeds, titles to vehicles, 60 days pay stubs (but 6 to 12 months if they have reason), insurance policies, retirement accounts, or any other statements of assets you may have. However, if you were filing a 100% payment plan, then the trustee is not likely to require too much documentation as opposed to a plan for a lesser amount.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/29/2011

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