File your income tax return

Produced by Attorney Mariah Jennings-Rampsi for MassLegalHelp
Created October 2016

You must file all of your tax returns before you can file for bankruptcy.  You will not be able to get a bankruptcy discharge until you file your old returns. 

Start working on filing your taxes now so your tax return will not hold up your bankruptcy later.

Filing without a lawyer

  • Bankruptcy is complicated. Filing without a lawyer is risky.
  • You can lose property and money. You can go to jail if you do not tell the truth.

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