IRS and Census Bureau Figure Changes

Figures used to complete Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy forms will change on May 1, 2018.

May 1, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service expense figures and Census Bureau data used when filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies will change on May 1, 2018. All debtors filing cases after May 1, 2018, must use the new data when completing the following bankruptcy forms:

  • Form 122A-1 – Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income
  • Form 122A-2 – Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation
  • Form 122C-1 – Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period
  • Form 122C-2 – Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income

Follow these steps to find the new figures on the U.S. Trustee’s website:

  • Click “Means Testing Information” in the left navbar.
  • Select “5/1/2018” from the drop-down menu in the “Data Required for Completing the 122A Forms and the 122C Forms” box.

On the new page, you’ll find links to the following:

  • income figures used to determine whether a filer qualifies for a discharge in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy payment plan amount, and
  • national and local standard expense figures.

These amounts change regularly during the year. Filers should ensure that they’re using current figures before filing a bankruptcy case.

Effective date: May 1, 2018