The Judicial Conference approved a bankruptcy filing fee increase effective December 1, 2020. The inflationary adjustments increase the Chapter 7 filing fee from $335 to $338, the Chapter 12 filing fee from $275 to $278, the Chapter 13 filing fee from $310 to $313, and the filing fee for Chapters 9, 11, and 15 from $1,717 to $1738.
Starting October 1, 2020, Alabama and North Carolina bankruptcy debtors will begin using new administrative expense multipliers when qualifying for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and establishing Chapter 13 payment plan amounts.
The median family income amounts used to complete the means test change on November 1, 2019. A bankruptcy filer must compare actual income to the median family income amounts when qualifying for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The median family income amounts also help determine the length and amount of a Chapter 13 repayment plan.
Nebraska chose new bankruptcy exemption figures on July 19, 2018. The new exemption amounts increased the wildcard exemption, the motor vehicle exemption, and the tools of the trade exemption to $5,000 per exemption for each debtor.