USTP Issues Report to Congress on Criminal Referrals for FY 2017
June 22, 2018
As required by section 1175 of Public Law 109-162, the U.S. Trustee Program has issued its annual Report to Congress on criminal referrals for Fiscal Year 2017. Among other things, the report details the number and types of criminal referrals made by the Program and the efforts taken by the Program to prevent bankruptcy fraud and abuse.
Updated Administrative Expense Multipliers & IRS Data
April 16, 2018
The Census Bureau’s Median Family Income Data accessible through the “Means Testing Information” page has been updated. The U.S. Trustee Program will apply the updated data to all cases filed on or after May 1, 2018.
USTP Issues Public Report on Debtor Audits for FY 2017
April 5, 2018
As required by section 603(a)(2)(D) of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Public Law 109-8, the U.S. Trustee Program has issued its annual public report on debtor audits. The report provides the aggregate results of audits of individual
chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases for Fiscal Year 2017.
Updated Census Bureau Median Family Income Data
March 14, 2018
The Census Bureau’s Median Family Income Data accessible through the “Means Testing Information” page has been updated. The U.S. Trustee Program will apply the updated data to all cases filed on or after April 1, 2018.
Amended Chapter 11 Quarterly Fee Schedule
December 11, 2017
Pursuant to the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017, (Pub L. No. 115-72), the chapter 11 quarterly fee schedule established by 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a)(6) is amended effective January 1, 2018. Please address any questions concerning this change to your local Office of the United States Trustee.
USTP Re-Issues Enforcement Guidelines for Bankruptcy Debtors Affected by Natural Disasters
September 14, 2017
In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the USTP has re-issued its enforcement guidelines for bankruptcy debtors affected by natural disasters. These guidelines, which were first adopted in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, identify considerations that shall guide the Program’s activities in the handling of case administration and litigation in the event of a natural disaster.