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341 Meeting Information (Ch 7 Debtor(s) Only)


What To Submit Prior To The Meeting Of Creditors

You must submit to the Chapter 7 Trustee assigned to your case the following :


A copy of the Chapter 7 petition (complete with all schedules and the statement of financial affairs) which bears a copy of the Debtor’s signature.

Note: the petition should not reflect the Debtor’s signature as /s/.


Copies of all payment advices (i.e., pay stubs) or other evidence of payment received within 60 days before the date of the filing of the petition by the Debtor from any employer of the Debtor. (See Bankruptcy Code § 521(a)(1)(iv))

Note: if such payment advices are not available or the Debtor does not have payment advices then the Debtor should provide the Trustee and file with the Bankruptcy Court a notarized affidavit of the Debtor explaining the circumstances.


A copy of the Federal income tax return (or a transcript of such return) for the most recent tax year ending immediately before the commencement of the case and for which the Federal income tax return was filed.

Note: The tax return or transcript must be provided to the Chapter 7 Trustee no later than 7 days before the meeting of creditors. (See Bankruptcy Code § 521(e)(2)(A)(i)) The tax return or transcript should not be filed with the Bankruptcy Court.

The Chapter 7 Trustees request that this information be provided as soon as possible after the petition is filed. The name and address of the assigned Chapter 7 Trustee appears on the meeting notice.

These requirements do not supersede or replace any of the requirements under the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rules and Local Bankruptcy Rules.

What To Bring To The Meeting Of Creditors

Each Chapter 7 Debtor should bring to the meeting of creditors: (a) original government issued photo identification and (b) an original social security card or other original government issued document that reflects the Debtor’s social security number.

Dated: February 10, 2009