I need to file bankruptcy now but my attorney wants me to wait for my tax refund. How early can I file my 2014 taxes?

Probably January 31st of next year.

According to a US News and World Report article last year, the IRS was keeping the earliest tax filing date at January 31st. ¬†“5 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early.” ¬†Most refunds take 14-21 days to process and come back to you.when file taxes

I have discussed the tax refund issue with the various links below (and many more you can find by running the search button on the right), but basically, you want to file your taxes, get your refund back, and spend it on exempt (protected) items, and then go bankrupt.

How do I spend my tax refund before I file bankruptcy?


What do you do with your tax refund before filing bankruptcy and what can you spend it on? (video)

Can I use my tax refund to pay for bankruptcy?

Does a tax refund anticipation loan through HR Block protect my tax refund from a bankruptcy trustee?