In re Mansfield, No. 11-28949 EEB, 2012 WL 877105, at *2 (Bankr. D. Colo. Mar. 15, 2012) (Brown)

Local Standards Housing and Utilities allowance already includes necessary maintenance and repair; citing Ransom v. FIA Card Services, N.A., __ U.S. __, 131 S. Ct. 716, 178 L. Ed. 2d 603 (Jan. 11, 2011), housing allowance is a cap that will not support an additional deduction for home maintenance. Debtor contended that nonmortgage housing expenses exceeded IRS Local Standards amount by $250 per month. “[E]xpenses that fall within the National and Local Standards categories are ‘capped’ at the amount set forth in the IRS tables. Since expenses attributable to home maintenance and repair are already encompassed in the Local Standard amount, the Debtor may only claim the $472 standard amount attributable to all of her non-mortgage housing-related expenses on line 25A.”

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