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Please pay your bill

If you received a bill (invoice/notice) from the Centralized Receivables Service (CRS) stating you owe money to the federal government, please pay on or before the due date.

The due date is printed on the bill.

Failure to pay your bill on time, may result in more money (interest, penalties, other fees) being owed. CRS may also be required to refer your debt to the Department of the Treasury’s Cross-Servicing program for delinquent debt collection.

Options for making a payment are included in the invoice/notice you received from CRS.

You may be able to pay in installments

If you are unable to pay the bill in full by the due date, you may be eligible to arrange a repayment plan (installment agreement). Call CRS at the number listed on your invoice/notice to discuss that possibility. A CRS Operator will explain the process to you and see if you qualify to enter into an installment agreement. Please fill out a Financial Statement before calling the number on your invoice. Fill out the Financial Statement of Debtor (for Businesses, complete Financial Statement - Commercial).

You must sign and fax/mail the financial statement with all supporting documentation to the number/address listed on the form.

You may be able to pay online

Make a payment by phone by calling the number listed on your invoice/notice. For other payment options, including instructions on how to make a payment online, go to the page titled "Payment Options" in the invoice/notice you received from CRS.

If you object to the bill

If you do not agree that you owe the amount listed on the invoice/notice, it is your right to dispute all or part of the bill.

  1. Fill out and sign the CRS Dispute Form.
  2. Be sure to explain the reason for the dispute and include documentation to support your claim.
  3. Fax or mail the form to CRS at the number/address listed on the form.

CRS strongly suggests that you include supporting documentation with the Dispute Form, as the agency responding to your dispute will consider your objections based on the information you provide.

Please be aware that disputing the bill will not stop it from accruing interest or penalties after its due date. If your dispute is rejected, you will have to pay the original amount due plus any charges accrued while your dispute was being considered.

You may want CRS to talk to a third party about your bill

CRS will not discuss your bill with any other individual unless you grant CRS permission to do so. To authorize CRS to release information about your bill to a third party (for example, your spouse, adult child, business partner, accountant, lawyer, etc.), you must fill out, sign, and submit a Third-Party Authorization Form Authorization for Release of Information (Autorización para divulgar Información).

Last modified 12/11/23