§ 35.2     11 U.S.C. § 521(a): Duty to File Schedules and Statements
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The debtor in a Chapter 13 case is required to file a list of creditors, a schedule of assets and liabilities, a schedule of current income and expenditures and a Statement of Financial Affairs. Filing Official Bankruptcy Forms 6 and 7 satisfies these requirements.1 The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA)2 added many new filing requirements to § 521(a),3 including a certificate of the § 342 notice,4 copies of payment advices received within 60 days before filing,5 a statement of monthly net income,6 and a statement of reasonably anticipated increase in income and expenses.7 Additional filing duties are found in Bankruptcy Rule 1007(b)(6) and elsewhere in § 521: Rule 1007(b)(6) requires every Chapter 13 debtor to file a statement of current monthly income formalized as Official Form B22C; § 521(b) requires every debtor to file a certificate of completion of the required prebankruptcy briefing;8 § 521(c) requires the filing of any record of an interest in an education individual retirement account;9 and § 521(e) and (f) contain complex new filing and providing duties with respect to tax returns.10