The Internal Revenue Service has released a fact sheet regarding responsibilities under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, which requires debtors to comply with certain tax-filing responsibilities. In general, the new law requires that debtors comply with their tax-filing responsibilities, make available previously-filed tax returns, in many cases, and seek credit counseling services. The Fact Sheet (FS-2005-18) is available on the IRS’s website.

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Written by: Mette Kurth