IRS Standard Deduction for Housing Can Be Taken Without Mortgage or Rent Expense

Official Form 122C-2 could be read to deprive a chapter 13 debtor of the IRS standard housing deduction when the statute permits the deduction.

A Refinanced Consumer Loan Might Not Be a ‘Consumer Debt,’ Ninth Circuit Says

Refinancing a consumer loan to obtain a lower interest rate might make an individual debtor eligible for chapter 7.