What are the deadlines for filing a proof of claim with the Bankruptcy Court?

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What are the deadlines for filing a proof of claim with the Bankruptcy Court?

A proof of claim tells the bankruptcy court how much a debtor owes a creditor at the time the bankruptcy case is filed.

In a “no asset” Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, there is no deadline because the court will instruct creditors not to file proofs of claim. In other cases, the deadline is generally 90 days after the 341 meeting. Governmental units (e.g., the IRS) have 180 days measured from the commencement of the case. Since the 341 meeting is generally 30 days after commencement, the government basically gets an extra two months.

(Reviewed 11.14.08)

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