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Federal Offset Collections Report: Final for Processing Year 2002


Published: February 10, 2003


RE: Federal Offset Collections Report for OCSE Cycle 2002-25

Dear Coordinators:

Enclosed is the final Federal Offset Collections Report for 2002, OCSE Cycle 2002-25. This report represents Federal Tax Refund and/or administrative offsets, less the current fees of $11.65 per Federal Tax Offset and $13.20 per administrative offset, and any adjustments/reversals made during this period for the 1995 through 2002 processing years.

The net collections total for OCSE Cycle 2002-25, based on 4,889 offsets, is $4,731,216. The 2002 year-end total for 1,412,976 offsets is $1,455,554,972. This compares to 2,209,832 offsets for $1,647,910,099 for 2001.

When comparing year-end totals, please remember that from July through early October 2001, OCSE and Treasury were offsetting tax rebates attributable to the Economic Growth and Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001. These tax rebate offsets generated an average of $25 million per cycle, or week. For this reason, you will note a decrease in the 2002 collections when compared to 2001. However, an increase of over five percent or $70 million is realized comparing year-end totals without the tax rebate offsets. Please call OCSE’s Special Collections Unit if you need more detailed information.

An electronic version of this report, along with additional detailed reports for your state, has been sent to your state via CONNECT:Direct (C:D).

The funds were transferred through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) on January 16, 2003. If you have any questions regarding the transfer of collections to your state's account, please contact Elvis Davis or Cathy Lin at the Program Support Center. They can be reached at (301) 443-9560 or (301) 443-3309 respectively.

If you have any questions concerning your state’s collection reports, please contact the Special Collections Unit at (202) 401-9389, ext. 6, or via email at scollections @acf.hhs.gov.


Sherri Z. Heller, Ed.D.
Office of Child Support Enforcement


cc: State IV-D Directors
Regional Program Managers
Executive Staff

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