NCBRC Files Amicus in Vehicle Ownership Expense Case

Posted by NCBRC - August 15, 2011

NCBRC has filed an amicus brief in In re Scott, No. 10-33131 (Bankr. S.D. Ill), involving the calculation of projected disposable income for vehicle ownership expense where the debtor’s actual contractual payments were less than the deduction allowed under the IRS Local Standards. NCBRC’s brief relies on the plain language of section 707(b)(2)(A)(ii)(I) for the position that a chapter 13 plan need not calculate pdi based upon the lesser of the IRS allowed deduction or the debtor’s actual payments. This position is further supported by the statute’s legislative history and is not undermined by the decision in Ransom nor is it contrary to bankruptcy policy. NCBRC’s brief was written by Jim Haller. Click here for the brief.

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