In re Emerson, No. 11-61712-13, 2011 WL 6945757, at *4 (Bankr. D. Mont. Dec. 30, 2011) (Kirscher)

Ransom v. FIA Card Services, N.A., __ U.S. __, 131 S. Ct. 716, 178 L. Ed. 2d 603 (Jan. 11, 2011), did not upset holding in district that $200 “old vehicle” operating expense deduction is allowable in a Chapter 13 case consistent with § 707(b)(2)(A)(ii)(I) and I.R.M. 5.8.5.5.2(3). “Since this Court ‘may consult this material in interpreting’ the Standards under Ransom, this Court sees no reason not to consult the IRM and the Financial Analysis Handbook, wherein the old vehicle expense is authorized, for similar reasons as the IRS uses it and the reason Congress adopted the means test.”

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