Debt Management Services (DMS)
NOTICE: If you recently received a letter from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) notifying you that a payment may be intercepted through the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) to a pay a delinquent debt owed to the VHA, please visit this link for more information.
As part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service, DMS works with federal government agencies to provide a comprehensive debt management program. We also provide debt collection services to the states.
Did you receive a delinquent debt notice from the U.S. Department of the Treasury?
If you have questions about a delinquent debt notice, a letter about a defaulted student loan, or about some other communication from the U.S. Department of the Treasury indicating the consequences for non-repayment of your federal debt, please visit our Contact DMS page for information on how we can help you.
Has the U.S. Department of the Treasury contacted you about a federal student loan you owe?For information on making payments on your student loans please visit our Federal Student Loans page.
- Annual Report to the Congress:
U.S. Government Debt Collection Activities of Federal Agencies - Fiscal Year 2015
- Annual Report to the States - Fiscal Year 2015
- For Individual & Business Debtors
- For Federal Agencies
- For State Agencies
- For Employers
- Legal Authorities: Quick Reference Charts
- Treatise on Federal Nontax Debt Collection Law
- Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act
- 31 CFR 285 - Final Rule
- DMS Quick Links A-Z
Updates & Highlights
Check the status of your federal tax refund through the Internal Revenue Service Web site.
Has Treasury contacted you about a nontax debt you owe? You can make a secure payment by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, or Discover) PayPal, or automatic debit using the *Pay.gov Web site. Pay.gov is a secure method hosted by Treasury's Fiscal Service.
The "Offsets Matter" newsletter is distributed quarterly and provides the latest information for state agencies on TOP's State Income Tax Program, State Reciprocal Program, Child Support Program, and Unemployment Insurance Compensation Program.
Monthly update and reporting requirements, reporting schedule, agency contact information, and FY 2014 Revision of the Treasury Report on Receivables and Debt Collection Activities.