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FY2008 Annual Report - Table 82

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2008
Table 82: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), PY 2008
NATIONAL FPLS STATISTICS Amount % of Total
Source: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS).
1 IRS Tax Offsets are based on intercepts of Federal Tax Refunds, while Administrative Offsets are based on intercepts of certain Federal payments such as vendor and miscellaneous payments (e.g., expense reimbursement payments and travel payments) and Federal retirement payments. The Tax and Administrative figures add up to the Total figures and include both TANF and Non-TANF.
2 The TANF and Non-TANF figures add up to the Total figures and include both Tax and Administrative Offsets.
3 “A certified case may be representative of an individual debt or an accumulation of TANF or non-TANF debts. The criteria for certification of a debt for Federal Income Tax Refund Offset are as follows:
- In TANF or Title IV-E foster care cases: the amount of past-due support must be at least $150.
- In Non-TANF or Medicaid-only cases: the amount of past-due support must be at least $500.
- The criteria for certification of a debt for Administrative Offset is the amount of past-due support must be at least $25.”
FEDERAL OFFSET PROGRAM 01/01/08 - 12/31/08  
Total Net Collections and Percent of Total $2,851,408,252  
IRS Tax Offset 1 $2,846,516,380 99.8%
Administrative Offset 1 $4,891,872 0.2%
TANF 2 $1,037,171,464 36.4%
Non-TANF 2 $1,814,236,788 63.6%
Total Number of Offsets and Percent of Total 3,218,916  
IRS Tax Offset 1 3,203,996 99.5%
Administrative Offset 1 14,920 0.5%
TANF 2 1,338,586 41.6%
Non-TANF 2 1,880,330 58.4%
Total Certified Caseload and Percent of Total (As of End of the PY) 7,790,200  
TANF Cases 3 2,975,043 38.2%
Non-TANF Cases 3 4,815,157 61.8%
Total Certified Arrearages and Percent of Total (As of End of the PY) $102,462,203,089  
TANF $35,536,791,053 34.7%
Non-TANF $66,925,412,036 65.3%