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TITLE 11 App. > FEDERAL > PART IV > Rule 4002

Rule 4002. Duties of Debtor

(a) In General. In addition to performing other duties prescribed by the Code and rules, the debtor shall:
(1) attend and submit to an examination at the times ordered by the court;
(2) attend the hearing on a complaint objecting to discharge and testify, if called as a witness;
(3) inform the trustee immediately in writing as to the location of real property in which the debtor has an interest and the name and address of every person holding money or property subject to the debtor’s withdrawal or order if a schedule of property has not yet been filed pursuant to Rule 1007;
(4) cooperate with the trustee in the preparation of an inventory, the examination of proofs of claim, and the administration of the estate; and
(5) file a statement of any change of the debtor’s address.
(b) Individual Debtor’s Duty To Provide Documentation.
(1) Personal Identification. Every individual debtor shall bring to the meeting of creditors under § 341:
(A) a picture identification issued by a governmental unit, or other personal identifying information that establishes the debtor’s identity; and
(B) evidence of social-security number(s), or a written statement that such documentation does not exist.
(2) Financial Information. Every individual debtor shall bring to the meeting of creditors under § 341, and make available to the trustee, the following documents or copies of them, or provide a written statement that the documentation does not exist or is not in the debtor’s possession:
(A) evidence of current income such as the most recent payment advice;
(B) unless the trustee or the United States trustee instructs otherwise, statements for each of the debtor’s depository and investment accounts, including checking, savings, and money market accounts, mutual funds and brokerage accounts for the time period that includes the date of the filing of the petition; and
(C) documentation of monthly expenses claimed by the debtor if required by § 707(b)(2)(A) or (B).
(3) Tax Return. At least 7 days before the first date set for the meeting of creditors under § 341, the debtor shall provide to the trustee a copy of the debtor’s federal income tax return for the most recent tax year ending immediately before the commencement of the case and for which a return was filed, including any attachments, or a transcript of the tax return, or provide a written statement that the documentation does not exist.
(4) Tax Returns Provided to Creditors. If a creditor, at least 14 days before the first date set for the meeting of creditors under § 341, requests a copy of the debtor’s tax return that is to be provided to the trustee under subdivision (b)(3), the debtor, at least 7 days before the first date set for the meeting of creditors under § 341, shall provide to the requesting creditor a copy of the return, including any attachments, or a transcript of the tax return, or provide a written statement that the documentation does not exist.
(5) Confidentiality of Tax Information. The debtor’s obligation to provide tax returns under Rule 4002 (b)(3) and (b)(4) is subject to procedures for safeguarding the confidentiality of tax information established by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

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