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Creditor Matrix

A creditor matrix is a listing of the name and address (creditor record) of each creditor in a bankruptcy case. It must be filed electronically pursuant to Indiana Southern Bankruptcy Court S.D.Ind. B-107-1(b). A diskette or CD with the listings of creditors in a text file must be submitted for bankruptcy cases filed non-electronically (on paper). Electronic filers must upload the text file through the Creditor Maintenance menu option in ECF.

The creditor list must include all of the names and addresses listed on Schedules D, E, F, G and H. It must be created in a very standardized and specific format.  If any creditors listed are federal agencies, you must also include the U.S. Attorney – see Governmental Agencies section.

Do not include the debtors, any trustee, or the U.S. Trustee on the list.

NOTE: The attorney for the debtor(s) may be included on the list in a chapter 13 case ONLY to facilitate filing a claim. To eliminate duplicate noticing, the attorney’s name and address on the list must exactly match the attorney ECF user record.

  • Do not include account numbers.
  • Do not list duplicate creditors.
  • The names and addresses (creditor records) should be aligned to the left margin in one single column, also known as “justified left.”
  • There must be a blank line between each creditor record.
  • Each line may contain no more than 40 characters, including punctuation and spaces. Each record may be up to 6 lines – the creditor’s name must be on the first line and the City, State and Zip Code on the bottom line.
  • Do not include page numbers, headers, footers, debtor names, etc. on the creditor list - only the creditor information.
  • Format to use for each creditor name and address:

    First Line:         Creditor’s Name
    Second Line:    ‘Attention’ or address
    Third Line:       Address (if needed)
    Bottom Line:    City, State (2-letter abbreviation in CAPS) and Zip Code

  • The creditor list must be saved as a text file (filename.txt)  

Samples of correct format:
ACB Stores
Attention: Mr. Smith
123 Bee ST
Plain City, IN 11111

ABC Stores
Attention: Mary Doe
Smith Office Building Ste 123
456 Bee ST
Plain City, IN 11111

John Smith
789 Bee ST  
Plain City, IN 11111


Governmental Agencies
If any federal agency other than the IRS is listed on the schedules (e.g., FHA, Dept. of Agriculture [USDA], HUD, etc.), add the U.S. Attorney to the list using the following address.

U.S. Attorney's Office
10 W. Market St. Ste. 2100
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3048

Pursuant to Fed.R.Bankr.P. 5003(e), federal and state governmental agencies may file statements with the Court designating their mailing addresses. These addresses are conclusively presumed to be the proper mailing addresses for the governmental agencies. The agencies listed have filed such statements with the Clerk’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana, and if any are listed on the schedules, they must be added to the creditor matrix list (one time only) using these designated addresses.

Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 7346
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7346

Indiana Department of Revenue
Bankruptcy section - MS 108
100 N. Senate Ave. Room N240
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indiana Department of Workforce Development
10 N. Senate Ave. SE105-Legal Support
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2277

Marion County Treasurer
200 E. Washington St. Ste. 1041
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E. 15th St. Rm. 556 - Bankruptcy
Austin, TX 78778-0001

 

 


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