USTP Issues Report to Congress on Criminal Referrals for FY 2015
May 2, 2016
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 2015. 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 15, 2016
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 the “Means Testing Information” page have been updated. The revised multipliers and standards will apply to cases filed on or after May 1, 2016.
USTP Issues Public Report of Debtor Audits for FY 2015
March 17, 2016
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 2015. To review the report, click here.
Updated Census Bureau Data
March 14, 2016
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, 2016.
March 1, 2016
The U.S. Trustee Program has posted the transcript of the Public Hearing on Procedures for Completing Uniform Periodic Reports in Non-Small Business Cases Filed Under Chapter 11 of Title 11.
USTP Posts FAQs on Baker Botts LLP v. ASARCO LLC
September 25, 2015
The U.S. Trustee Program has posted Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding how the Program will implement the Supreme Court’s ruling in Baker Botts LLP v. ASARCO LLC, 135 S. Ct. 2158 (2015), which ruled that the Bankruptcy Code does not authorize the award of attorney’s fees for defending a bankruptcy professional’s fee application.