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Frequently Asked Questions About Debt Collection

These questions apply to the Treasury Financial Manual (TFM), Volume I, Part 4, Chapter 4000, Debt Management Services Collection of Delinquent Nontax Debt. The questions and answers addressed herein provide creditor agencies with clarification and additional details on the TFM Chapter's policies and procedures on debt collection.

The Treasury Financial Manual (TFM)

The TFM is the Department of the Treasury's (Treasury's) official publication for financial accounting and reporting of all receipts and disbursements of the Federal Government. Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service issues TFM chapters to provide policies, procedures, and instructions for federal agencies and others to follow in carrying out their fiscal responsibilities. On October 18, 2011, the Fiscal Service published I TFM 4-4000, which addresses the Fiscal Service's debt management responsibilities and describes how the Fiscal Service provides delinquent nontax debt collection services to federal agencies. A copy of the TFM Chapter is available at I TFM 4-4000.

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Last modified 11/23/18