Requirements of a Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

Requirements of a Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

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Requirements of an Arizona Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

To be eligible for filing a Chapter 12:

  • An individual entity must be engaged in farming or commercial fishing operations;
  • The total debt, both secured and unsecured, must be not more than $10 million for farmers and $1,924,550 for commercial fishermen.
  • For the family farmer, at least 50% of these debts must be related to farming operations, and for the fisherman, at least 80% of these debts must be related to commercial fishing.
  • More than 50% of the income must be received from farming or commercial fishing activities during the previous tax year (or, in the case of the family farmer, for 2 or 3 of the prior tax years);

For a corporation or partnership to qualify for filing a Chapter 12:

  • More than ½ of the outstanding stock or equity must be owned by one family, or one family and its relatives;
  • The family and its relatives must conduct farming or commercial fishing operations;
  • More than 80% of the assets must be related to farming or fishing;
  • Total debt from farming must not exceed $10 million, and $1,924,550 for commercial fishing;
  • At least 50% of the debt must be related for farming, or 80% to commercial fishing, depending on the type of business activity the corporation or partnership is engaged.

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