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Federal Offset Collections Report for OCSE Cycle 2013-23


Published: June 13, 2013


RE:  Federal Offset Collections Report for OCSE Cycle 2013-23

This is a summary of collections for OCSE Cycle 2013-23.  These numbers represent federal tax refund and/or administrative offsets, less the current fees of $14.65 per federal tax offset and $16.00 per administrative offset, and any adjustments/reversals made during this collection cycle.

Based on 16,304 offsets, the net collections total for OCSE Cycle 2013-23 as of June 6, 2013 is $19,040,839.  The year-to-date (YTD) total for 1,327,789 offsets is $1,768,347,313.  This compares to 1,423,454 offsets for $1,949,053,685 through the same collection week last year.

An electronic version of this summary, along with additional details, was sent to your state via electronic transmission on June 12, 2013.

As mentioned in TCC-13-17, dated March 29, 2013, we are analyzing YTD 2013 offsets against prior years’ collections and continue to believe that part of this year’s decrease is attributable to impacts IRS has experienced this tax season.  According to a May release on IRS’ website, the number of income tax refunds is lower by 1.4 percent and the amount refunded is down over $9B (3.3 percent) compared to last year.  Tax fraud and its impact to the offset program collections also are contributing factors to this year’s decline.

The deposit of funds to your state’s account, which is transferred through the Automated Clearing House, is scheduled for June 14, 2013.  If you have any questions regarding the transfer of collections to your state’s account, please contact Elvis Davis at 301-443-9560 or Cathy Lin at 301-443-3309 at the Program Support Center.

If you have any questions concerning your state’s reporting for this cycle, please contact the Federal Collections and Enforcement team at 202-401-9389, ext. 4, or via e-mail at scollections@acf.hhs.gov.


Vicki Turetsky
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc:  State IV-D Directors
ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers


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