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Census Bureau, IRS Data and Administrative Expenses Multipliers

Most individual debtors filing for bankruptcy relief are required to complete a version of Bankruptcy Form 22. Official Form 22A-1 (Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income), Official Form 22A-1Supp (Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under § 707(b)(2)), and Official Form 22A-2 (Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation) (collectively the “22A Forms”) are designed for use in chapter 7 cases. Official Form 22C-1 (Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period) and Official Form 22C-2 (Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income) (collectively the “22C Forms”) are designed for use in chapter 13 cases. [The Official Bankruptcy Forms can be found on the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Web site.]

A debtor must enter income and expense information onto the appropriate form (i.e., the 22A Forms or the 22C Forms) and then make calculations using the information entered. Some of the information needed to complete these forms, such as a debtor's current monthly income, comes from the debtor's own personal records. However, other information needed to complete the forms comes from the Census Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This Web site reproduces the Census Bureau and IRS Data necessary to complete the 22A Forms and the 22C Forms. The source data reproduced here is also available directly from the IRS and Census Bureau using the links at the bottom of this page.

For questions related to this data, e-mail: ust.mt.help@usdoj.gov. For general assistance in filing for bankruptcy relief, the clerk of your local bankruptcy court or your local state Bar Association may have information regarding individuals or organizations offering bankruptcy related services, including on a reduced fee or pro bono basis. However, we and the clerk of your local bankruptcy court are prohibited from providing any legal advice.

Data Required for Completing the 22A Forms and the 22C Forms

To locate the data and multipliers applicable to a bankruptcy case, select from the following drop down list the time period in which the case was filed.

 

USTP Position on Legal Issues Arising Under The Chapter 7 Means Test [PDF - 54 KB]

USTP Position Concerning Chapter 13 Disposable Income Test [PDF - 43 KB]

Note:

The original source for the State Median Family Income is the Census Bureau.

The original source for the National and Local Standards is the IRS.

To report any differences between the data on these pages and their original source, please e-mail: ust.mt.help@usdoj.gov.

» Important Notices
 
Updated Administrative Expense Multipliers & IRS Data
4/29/2015
 

The Administrative Expense Multipliers and IRS’s National Standards for Allowable Living Expenses and Local Standards for Transportation and Housing and Utilities Expenses accessible through this page have been updated. The revised multipliers and standards will apply to cases filed on or after May 15, 2015.

 

Updated Census Bureau Data
3/12/2015
 

The Census Bureau's Median Family Income Data accessible through this page has been updated. The U.S. Trustee Program will apply the updated data to cases filed on or after April 1, 2015.
Updated May 22, 2015