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Federal Offset and Pre-Offset Notice Program Fees - FY2014

DCL-13-19

Published: September 20, 2013
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies, Tribal Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Federal Systems, Federal Offset Program (FOP), Financial Institution Data Match, Insurance Match, Passport Denial
Types:
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL)
Tags:
Collection & Enforcement Systems

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

DCL-13-19

DATE:  September 20, 2013

TO:  ALL STATE IV-D DIRECTORS

RE:  Federal Offset and Pre-Offset Notice Program Fees - FY2014

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce that fiscal year (FY) 2014 fees for federal tax refund offsets will continue at $14.65 per offset while FY2014 fees for administrative offsets will be reduced by $1.00 to $15.00 per offset.  

For states that have OCSE issue their Pre-Offset Notices (PON), first quarter FY2014 costs will remain at $0.54 per notice.  These costs cover postage and envelopes, as well as printing, stuffing, and mailing by our contracted vendor.  In December, we will reassess our contract costs to determine if PON fees can be reduced for the three remaining quarters in FY2014.  We will send a follow up e-flash and Dear Colleague Letter as soon as we know what those costs will be. 

The federal fiscal year runs from October to the next September. 

If you have questions, please contact the Federal Collections and Enforcement team at 202-401-9389 or scollections@acf.hhs.gov.

Sincerely,

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers