USTP to Resume Debtor Audits

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

As authorized in section 603(a) of Public Law 109-8, the USTP established procedures for independent audit firms to audit petitions, schedules, and other information in consumer bankruptcy cases. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 586(f), the United States Trustee Program contracts with independent accounting firms to perform audits in cases designated by the Program.

Effective March 13, 2023, the USTP will resume its designation of individual chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases for audit.  These audits previously had been suspended in March 2020 due to public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.