Critical Case Comment

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)

Unless a Chapter 13 debtor has articulated a specific need to use a tax refund for a reasonable and necessary expense, post-petition tax refunds must be turned over to the Chapter 13 trustee to be distributed to creditors. (Drake) In re Stacks, 588 B.R. 263 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. August 15, 2018)

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James Stacks was a below-median income debtor who filed Chapter 13 on January 1, 2018. He proposed a plan which called for payments . . .

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