Chapter 11 Filing Fee Increase

Congress recently passed the Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-121) which was signed into law by the President on May 25, 2012. This law includes a provision that increases the fee for filing a bankruptcy case under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. This fee increase will apply to all new Chapter 11 cases filed on or after November 21, 2012. On that date, the statutory filing fee for a Chapter 11 case will increase to $1,167. The total fee for filing a Chapter 11 case will increase to $1,213 (statutory fee of $1,167 under 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a)(3) plus the administrative fee of $46 under Item 8 of the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule).