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Treasury Offset Program

Frequently Asked Questions for Federal Agencies

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Questions about sending overdue debts to TOP

Yes. The law requires any federal agency that is owed a nontax debt that is more than 120 days overdue to notify Treasury of the debt for purposes of offset (withholding funds from a federal payment).

The Treasury Offset Program (TOP) is the part of Treasury responsible for administrative offset.

Questions from disbursing officials about offsetting payments.

Last modified 09/30/20