(March 29, 2010)

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan have issued a Notice dated March 12th, 2010 regarding income tax refunds. (Click here) The Court’s Notice stated that in a plan where income tax refunds are to be paid to the trustee, the debtor shall sign an IRS form 2848 (Click here)(revised 7-15-10) upon request of the trustee to authorize the IRS to forward the tax refunds directly to the trustee. This applies to all pending unconfirmed cases. All of the Trustees in the Eastern District of Michigan have agreed to this procedure. To see the Trustees’ Notice (Click here).

Please note that in all cases where the meeting of creditors has not been concluded, debtor attorneys shall submit the 2848 forms at or before the §341 meetings.

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