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Federal Offset Collections Report for OCSE Cycle 2013-53


Published: January 7, 2014
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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 2013-53

This is a summary of collections for OCSE Cycle 2013-53.  These numbers represent federal tax refund and/or administrative offsets, less the current fees of $14.65 per federal tax offset and $15.00 per administrative offset, and any adjustments/reversals made during this collection cycle.

Based on 2,472 offsets, the net collections total for OCSE Cycle 2013-53 as of January 2, 2014 is $939,519.  The 2013 year-end total for 1,510,936 offsets is $1,951,252,120.  This compares to 1,617,779 offsets for $2,154,719,474 through the same collection week the previous year.

An electronic version of this summary, along with additional details, was sent to your state via electronic transmission on January 6, 2014.

Our ongoing analysis of 2013 tax offset collections continues to indicate that a large part of this year's decrease is attributable to impacts IRS experienced this tax season.  According to a December IRS news release posted on their website, tax refunds processed through November 2013 are down over $8B (2.6 percent) compared to last year.  The impact from tax fraud and the resulting IRS reversals to offset collections have also contributed greatly 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 January 10, 2014.  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