The Judicial Conference of the United States recently decided to increase the filing fees associated with filing a bankruptcy case. The following increases will go into effect on June 1, 2014:
- Chapter 7: $335 (increased from $306)
- Chapter 11: $1,717 (increased from $1,213)
- Chapter 12: $275 (increased from $246)
- Chapter 13: $310 (increased from $281)
These increased fees will apply to bankruptcy cases filed on or after June 1, 2014. If your bankruptcy case is filed on May 31, 2014 or earlier, the lower filing fees will still apply.
The rules regarding requesting a waiver or deferral of those filing fees will still apply.
If you are considering filing for bankruptcy protection and you would like to file your bankruptcy case using the lower filing fees, you need to contact your bankruptcy attorney as soon as possible.