Skip to Content

Notice

Revision of Certain Dollar Amounts in the Bankruptcy Code

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Enhanced Content

Relevant information about this document from Regulations.gov provides additional context. This information is not part of the official Federal Register document.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 8748

AGENCY:

Judicial Conference of the United States.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Certain dollar amounts in title 11 and title 28, United States Code, are increased.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Michele Reed, Chief, Judicial Services Office, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC 20544, Telephone (202) 502-1800, or by email at Judicial_Services_Office@ao.uscourts.gov.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 104(a) of title 11, United States Code, provides the mechanism for an automatic three-year adjustment of dollar amounts in certain sections of titles 11 and 28. Public Law 95-598 (1978); Public Law 103-394 (1994); Public Law 109-8 (2005); and Public Law 110-406 (2008). The provision states:

(a) On April 1, 1998, and at each 3-year interval ending April 1 thereafter, each dollar amount in effect under sections 101(3), 101(18), 101(19A), 101(51D), 109(e), 303(b), 507(a), 522(d), 522(f)(3) and 522(f)(4), 522(n), 522(p), 522(q), 523(a)(2)(C), 541(b), 547(c)(9), 707(b), 1322(d), 1325(b)(3) and 1326(b)(3) of this title and section 1409(b) of title 28 immediately before such April 1 shall be adjusted -

(1) to reflect the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, published by the Department of Labor, for the most recent 3-year period ending immediately before January 1 preceding such April 1, and

(2) to round to the nearest $25 the dollar amount that represents such change.

(b) Not later than March 1, 1998, and at each 3-year interval ending on March 1 thereafter, the Judicial Conference of the United States shall publish in the Federal Register the dollar amounts that will become effective on such April 1 under sections 101(3), 101(18), 101(19A), 101(51D), 109(e), 303(b), 507(a), 522(d), 522(f)(3) and 522(f)(4), 522(n), 522(p), 522(q), 523(a)(2)(C), 541(b), 547(c)(9), 707(b), 1322(d), 1325(b), and 1326(b)(3) of this title and section 1409(b) of title 28.

(c) Adjustments made in accordance with subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to cases commenced before the date of such adjustments.

Revision of Certain Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Code

Notice is hereby given that the dollar amounts are increased in the sections in title 11 and title 28, United States Code, as set out in the following chart. These increases do not apply to cases commenced before the effective date of the adjustments, April 1, 2016. Seven Official Bankruptcy Forms, (106C, 107, 122A-2, 122C-2, 201, 207, and 410) and two Director's Forms (2000 and 2830), also will be amended to reflect these adjusted dollar amounts.

Start Signature

Dated: February 16, 2016.

Michele Reed,

Chief, Judicial Services Office.

End Signature
Affected sections of Title 28 U.S.C. and the Bankruptcy CodeDollar amount to be adjustedNew (adjusted) dollar amount 1
28 U.S.C.
Section 1409(b)—a trustee may commence a proceeding arising in or related to a case to recover
(1)—money judgment of or property worth less than$1,250$1,300.
(2)—a consumer debt less than$18,675$19,250.
(3)—a non consumer debt against a non insider less than$12,475$12,850.
11 U.S.C.
Section 101(3)—definition of assisted person$186,825$192,450.
Section 101(18)—definition of family farmer$4,031,575 (each time it appears)$4,153,150 (each time it appears).
Section 101(19A)—definition of family fisherman$1,868,200 (each time it appears)$1,924,550 (each time it appears).
Section 101(51D)—definition of small business debtor$2,490,925 (each time it appears)$2,566,050 (each time it appears).
Section 109(e)—debt limits for individual filing bankruptcy under chapter 13$383,175 (each time it appears)$394,725 (each time it appears)
$1,149,525 (each time it appears)$1,184,200 (each time it appears).
Section 303(b)—minimum aggregate claims needed for the commencement of an involuntary chapter 7 or 11 petition
(1)—in paragraph (1)$15,325$15,775.
(2)—in paragraph (2)$15,325$15,775.
Section 507(a)—priority expenses and claims
(1)—in paragraph (4)$12,475$12,850.
(2)—in paragraph (5)(B)(i)$12,475$12,850.
(3)—in paragraph (6)(B)$6,150$6,325.
(4)—in paragraph (7)$2,775$2,850.
Section 522(d)—value of property exemptions allowed to the debtor
(1)—in paragraph (1)$22,975$23,675.
(2)—in paragraph (2)$3,675$3,775.
(3)—in paragraph (3)$575 $12,250$600. $12,625.
(4)—in paragraph (4)$1,550$1,600.
(5)—in paragraph (5)$1,225 $11,500$1,250. $11,850.
(6)—in paragraph (6)$2,300$2,375.
(7)—in paragraph (8)$12,250$12,625.
(8)—in paragraph (11)(D)$22,975$23,675.
Section 522(f)(3)—exception to lien avoidance under certain state laws$6,225$6,425.
Start Printed Page 8749
Section 522(f)(4)—items excluded from definition of household goods for lien avoidance purposes$650 (each time it appears)$675 (each time it appears).
Section 522(n)—maximum aggregate value of assets in individual retirement accounts exempted$1,245,475$1,283,025.
Section 522(p)—qualified homestead exemption$155,675$160,375.
Section 522(q)—state homestead exemption$155,675$160,375.
Section 523(a)(2)(C)—exceptions to discharge
(1)—in paragraph (i)(I)—consumer debts for luxury goods or services incurred < 90 days before filing owed to a single creditor in the aggregate$650$675.
(2)—in paragraph (i)(II)—cash advances incurred < 70 days before filing in the aggregate$925$950.
Section 541(b)—property of the estate exclusions
(1)—in paragraph (5)(C)—education IRA funds in the aggregate$6,225$6,425.
(2)—in paragraph (6)(C)—pre-purchased tuition credits in the aggregate$6,225$6,425.
Section 547(c)(9)—preferences, trustee may not avoid a transfer if, in a case filed by a debtor whose debts are not primarily consumer debts, the aggregate value of property is less than$6,225$6,425.
Section 707(b)—dismissal of a chapter 7 case or conversion to chapter 11 or 13 (means test)
(1)—in paragraph (2)(A)(i)(I)$7,475$7,700.
(2)—in paragraph (2)(A)(i)(II)$12,475$12,850.
(3)—in paragraph (2)(A)(ii)(IV)$1,875$1,925.
(4)—in paragraph (2)(B)(iv)(I)$7,475$7,700.
(5)—in paragraph (2)(B)(iv)(II)$12,475$12,850.
(6)—in paragraph (5)(B)$1,250$1,300.
(7)—in paragraph (6)(C)$675$700.
(8)—in paragraph (7)(A)(iii)$675$700.
Section 1322(d)—contents of chapter 13 plan, monthly income$675 (each time it appears)$700 (each time it appears).
Section 1325(b)—chapter 13 confirmation of plan, disposable income$675 (each time it appears)$700 (each time it appears).
Section 1326(b)(3)—payments to former chapter 7 trustee$25$25.
1 The New (Adjusted) Dollar Amounts reflect a 3.016 percent increase, rounded to the nearest $25.
End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 2016-03607 Filed 2-19-16; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 2210-55-P