It’s tax season: don’t forget to write off the deductible expenditures made by your Chapter 13 trustee on your tax return.
Many Chapter 13 plans are paying mortgage arrears (which are almost exclusively deductible interest), taxes of some sort, or business expenses. These items should be deductible to you.
You can get a report from your Chapter 13 trustee of the distributions she’s made during 2008. Many trustees have this information on line for your convenience. The report will itemize payments made with your money, on your debts.
If you’re in a Chapter 13 and have a bushel of lemons, make lemonade, and reduce your current tax burden.