< Back to Search

Federal Offset Collections Report for OCSE Cycle 2013-5


Published: February 6, 2013
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Federal Systems, Federal Offset Program (FOP)
Policy, Technical Content Correspondence (TCC)
Collection & Enforcement Systems


RE:  Federal Offset Collections Report for OCSE Cycle 2013-5

This is a summary of collections for OCSE Cycle 2013-5.  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 638 offsets, the net collections total for OCSE Cycle 2013-5 as of January 31, 2013 is -$888,848.  The year-to-date total for 4,426 offsets is $2,030,486.  This compares to 85,806 offsets for $147,472,347 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 February 6, 2013.

Due in part to IRS’ delayed processing of 2012 federal tax returns until January 30, 2013, there were a large number (37) of states with negative net check amounts during this cycle.  Those states affected were notified by the Federal Collections and Enforcement team via e-mail on Friday, February 1.  As described in Section 2.3.2, “Money Transfer to the States” of the Federal Offset Program User Guide, a state will not receive an electronic funds transfer when its adjustments exceed collections (negative net check) during the weekly cycle.  Typically, the negative balance amount is automatically deducted from the state’s next positive collections cycle(s).

The deposit of funds to your state’s account, which is transferred through the Automated Clearing House, is scheduled for February 8, 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