Pending Changes in the Bankruptcy Forms

Friday, March 29, 2013

Revised Dollar Amounts in Official Forms 1, 6C, 6E, 7, 10, 22A and 22C, and Director's Forms 200 and 283, effective April 1, 2013.

Automatic adjustments will be made on April 1, 2013, to dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, one provision in Title 28, seven Official Bankruptcy Forms which contain adjusted dollar amounts, and two Director's Forms which include dollar amounts. The adjustments will apply to cases filed on or after April 1, 2013.

Section 104 of the Code provides that the Judicial Conference make the adjustments, which are calculated at three-year intervals on the basis of the change in the Consumer Price Index for the most recent three-year period ending immediately before the year in which the adjustment is made and rounded to the nearest $25. The Conference has delegated that authority to the Administrative Office. The revised dollar amounts (pdf) were published on February 21, 2013, at page 12,089 of the Federal Register.

The dollar amount changes affect Official Forms:

  • 1 (p.1, 1 change, $2,190,000 to $2,490,925);
  • 6C (p.1, 1 change, $146,450 to $155,675);
  • 6E (p.1, 1 change, $11,725 to $12,475, p. 2, 2 changes, $5,775 to $6,150 and $2,600 to $2,775);
  • 7 (p.2, 1 change, $5,850 to $6,255);
  • 10 (box 5, 2 changes, $2,600 to $2,775 and $11,725 to $12,475);
  • 22A (line 38, 1 change $147.92 to $156.25, line 52, 2 changes of $7,025 to $7,475 and 2 changes of $11,725 to $12,475);
  • 22C (line 43, 1 change $147.92 to $156.25); and
  • Director’s Forms 200 (pp. 2, 3, and 4, 1 change, $136,875 to $155,675); and
  • 283 (p.1, 2 changes, $136,875 to $155,675).

Link to Pending Forms