Treasury Offset Program (TOP)

  • When is a debt sent to the Treasury Offset Program?

  • How does the Treasury Offset Program work?

  • What kinds of federal payments can be reduced?

  • How can I avoid having my debt offset for payment?

  • Whom should I contact regarding my debt?

  • What does the TOP Call Center do?

  • How does a debtor know that he/she is in the Treasury Offset Program delinquent debtor database?

  • How do I dispute a debt being sent to the Treasury Offset Program?

  • How will I know if my federal payment was intercepted to pay a state debt?

  • My spouse and I filed a joint federal tax return and our refund was intercepted for a debt that my spouse owes. How can I get my portion of the refund back?

  • What if I don't give you permission to take my federal payment?