Checks and Balances

Debtor audits in bankruptcy cases

Effective March 10, 2014, the United States Trustee Program will resume the designation of cases for audit.  In March 2013, cases subject to audit were suspended due to budgetary constraints.

The United States Trustee Program has established procedures for independent audit firms to audit consumer bankruptcy cases.  Information includes but is not limited to petitions, schedules, and all income as authorized by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.  The United States Trustee Program contracts with independent accounting firms to perform audits in designated cases.