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My wife filed for bankruptcy in 1996, with 60% of her debt being a student loan. In 1998, a tax refund was taken by the USA Group, associated with Sallie Mae, but later returned when she mailed them proof that the student loan was included in the bankruptcy.

However, in 1999, they kept a tax refund saying student loans could no longer be discharged. And of course, OUR $600 check from last summer.

Question 1, I believe I can file as an injured spouse to recoup my $300 with my tax filing. Any views on that?

Question 2, Didn't the student loan rules change in 1998? If so, shouldn't her laon be discharged?

Question 3, Should I file separate tax returns in the future to avoid the problem in question 1.

Thanks in advance...I searched the board from post 1 and only saw that student loans are very difficult to get discharged. My problem is that the bankruptcy court did list it as dischargable.

Craig
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