FY 2021 Federal Offset and Pre-Offset Notice Program Fees

DCL-20-09

Publication Date: September 23, 2020

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

DCL-20-09

DATE:  September 23, 2020

TO:  State IV-D Directors

SUBJECT: FY 2021 Federal Offset and Pre-Offset Notice Program Fees

Dear Colleague:

The fiscal year (FY) 2021 fee for federal tax refund offsets will be $20.37 per offset. The fee for federal administrative intercepts will be $14.83 per offset.

Each year, Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) reviews its operational costs and fee structure. This year’s review resulted in an increase in tax refund offset and administrative offset fees.

Since we don’t know the impact COVID-19 will have on the ability of BFS to collect delinquent debts, BFS may need to adjust its fees during FY 2021. BFS will notify us of any changes to offset fees in advance.

The OCSE Pre-Offset Notice fee will remain at $0.52 per notice.

The 2021 fiscal year begins on October 1, 2020, and ends September 30, 2021.

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

Sincerely,

Scott M. Lekan
Acting Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

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