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Third Circuit Joins the Majority in the Split Over Late-Filed Tax Returns

Circuit split widens on an issue the Supreme Court has been ducking.
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Courts Split on Allowing Credit Counseling on the Same Day but After Filing

Judge follows statutory language that didn’t achieve the result Congress intended.

Fifth Circuit Denies Exemption to Nonfiling Spouse for Home Owned Fewer than 1,215 Days

Community property homestead rights are lost if only one spouse files bankruptcy.
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Courts Divided on Electric Service as ‘Goods’ Under Section 503(b)(9)

Judge relies on physics in ruling that electricity qualifies as ‘goods.’
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Most Courts Still Refusing to Discharge Taxes from Late-Filed Returns

Novel theory fails to persuade Boston judge to discharge taxes from late-filed returns.

Chapter 13 Plan Ok’d with Balloon Payment for Secured Lender

Georgia judge parts with ‘overwhelming majority’ of decisions precluding balloon payments.