Texas Bankruptcy Exemptions

The chart below contains a summary of Texas state bankruptcy exemptions and other relevant statutory laws.
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Note: Federal bankruptcy exemptions are available.
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Personal exemptions allowed by Texas Bankruptcy Law

Note: Under the 2005 bankruptcy law, almost all types of tax-exempt retirement accounts are exempt in bankruptcy whether state or Federal exemptions are used. Exemptions for 401(k)s, 403(b)s, profit-sharing and money purchase plans, and defined benefit plans include the entire account amounts. However, with traditional and Roth IRAs, the exemption is limited to a total value of $1,171,650 per person for all accounts held by the debtor (not per account). The total value amount is adjusted every three years for inflation. The relevant statutes: 11 U.S.C. §522(d)(12) for Federal bankruptcy exemptions; 11 U.S.C. §522(b)(3)(C) for state bankruptcy exemptions

Texas HomesteadUnlimited (property cannot exceed 10 acres in town, village, city or 100 acres elsewhere; 200 acres for families)Prop. 41.001; 41.002
WagesEarned but unpaid wagesProp. 42.001(b)(1)
Automobile1 per family memberProp. 42.002(a)(9)
Other propertyLife, health, accident, or annuity benefitsIns. 1108.051
Alimony and child supportProp. 42.001(b)(3)
Home furnishings, including family heirloomsProp. 42.002(a)(1)
Clothing and foodProp. 42.002(a)(2), (5)
Burial plotsProp. 41.001
Tools, equipment, and books used in tradeProp. 42.002(a)(4)

Note: While this reference information is current as of October 2010, it may not reflect the most up-to-date exemption figures on official state of Texas bankruptcy court statutes.

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