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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 122. Official Form 122A-1 (Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income), Official Form 122A-1Supp (Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under § 707(b)(2)), and Official Form 122A-2 (Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation) (collectively the “122A Forms”) are designed for use in chapter 7 cases. Official Form 122C-1 (Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period) and Official Form 122C-2 (Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income) (collectively the “122C 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 122A Forms or the 122C 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 122A Forms and the 122C 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: 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 122A Forms and the 122C 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]


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:

» Recent Developments
USTP Position on Legal Issues Arising Under the HAVEN Act of 2019 – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers [PDF- 47 KB]
» Important Notices
Updated Census Bureau Median Income Data
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 November 1, 2022.
Updated Administrative Expense Multipliers & IRS Data
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, 2022.
Fall 2021 Census Bureau Median Income Data Update
The Census Bureau will not release updated median income totals by state and family size in 2021 due to data quality issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the U.S. Trustee Program will not post updated median income totals until a Consumer Price Index adjustment in spring 2022.
Updated October 17, 2022

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