From the Editor’s Desk – Conversion and Dismissal

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Failure to file state income tax return warranted dismissal. The debtor had filed multiple bankruptcy cases in three states prior to the current filing, with no discharges entered, and the current petition did not disclose all of the prior filings. The petition was filed on the date an auction was set by a self-storage company, and the debtor had not filed a required state tax return. Failure to file required tax returns was contrary to § 1325(a)(5)’s requirement, the schedules were not accurate, and, under the . . .

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