§ 130.8     Bankruptcy Rule 3002: Filing of Proofs of Claim
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Worded poorly, Bankruptcy Rule 3002 seems to require some but not all creditors to file proofs of claim in Chapter 13 cases. Unsecured claim holders other than governmental units must file proofs of claim within 90 days after the first date set for the meeting of creditors.1 There is dispute whether secured claim holders are also bound by the 90-day limit in Bankruptcy Rule 3002(c).2 Bankruptcy Rule 3002(c)(1) reflects the 1994 amendment of § 502(b)(9) and permits a governmental unit to timely file a proof of claim within 180 days after the petition.3 That Rule was further amended after the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA)4 to permit a governmental unit an additional 60 days to file a claim when the Chapter 13 debtor late-files any tax return required by § 1308.5 The consequences of missing these deadlines are much litigated.6


 

1  See §§ 277.1 [ Unsecured Claims ] § 132.4  Unsecured Claims and 282.1 [ General Rules: No Enlargement or Exceptions, Except . . . ] § 133.1  General Rules: No Enlargement or Exceptions, Except . . ..

 

2  See § 280.1 [ Secured Claim Holders ] § 132.7  Secured Claim Holders.

 

3  See § 276.1 [ Governmental Units ] § 132.3  Governmental Units.

 

4  Pub. L. No. 109-8, 119 Stat. 23 (2005).

 

5  See §§ 389.1 [ New Tax Return Duties—In General ] § 42.4  Tax Return Duties—In General and 513.1 [ Taxes ] § 136.3  Taxes after BAPCPA.

 

6  See §§ 289.1 [ Untimely Filed Claims in Cases Filed before October 22, 1994: The Hausladen Phenomenon ] § 135.6  Untimely Filed Claims in Cases Filed before October 22, 1994: The Hausladen Phenomenon290.1 [ Untimely Filed Claims in Cases Filed after October 22, 1994 ] § 135.7  Untimely Filed Claims in Cases Filed after October 22, 1994.