IRS Claims in a Case Converted from Chapter 7 to Chapter 13 – Technically Not Allowed? (Spoiler: They Are Allowed)

By Ken Siomos, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee John H. Germeraad (Springfield, IL)

Recently, our Chapter 13 Trusteeship received a letter from the IRS stating that it would not be filing a proof of claim because the claims bar date passed prior to conversion to Chapter 13. My immediate thought was, this makes absolutely no sense. But to my surprise, our own software was also showing the government bar date expiring well before the claims deadline for non-government claims. After reviewing everything, however, I understood how this interpretation was reached - but it still makes . . .

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