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I know the federal exemption for a vehicle is around $3,225.00.

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I know the federal exemption for a vehicle is around $3,225.00. If your car is worth more than that, can you combine the 522(d)(2) car exemption with the 522(d)(5) wild card exemption to help cover the amount in car value that goes over the allowed 522(d)(2) exemption?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  cfortunato replied 4 years ago.
Hi JACustomer,
The current federal Bankruptcy motor vehicle exemption is $3,450. In addition to that amount, you can use up to $1,150 of the wildcard exemption and up to $10,825 of any unused portion of the $21,625 homestead exemption for your car if it is worth more than $3,450.

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