Statutory Debt Collection Authorities:
Debt Collection Statutes

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5 U.S.C. - Government Organization and Employees

  • 5 U.S.C. 552aExit Fiscal Service Web site - Records Maintained on Individuals (Privacy Act)

  • 5 U.S.C. 5514Exit Fiscal Service Web site - Installment Deduction for Indebtedness to the United States (Federal Salary Offset)

26 U.S.C. - Internal Revenue Code

28 U.S.C. - Judiciary and Judicial Procedure

  • 28 U.S.C. 547Exit Fiscal Service Web site - Duties: United States Attorneys

  • 28 U.S.C. 1658Exit Fiscal Service Web site - Time Limitations on the Commencement of Civil Actions Arising under Acts of Congress

  • 28 U.S.C. 1746Exit Fiscal Service Web site - Unsworn Declarations Under Penalty of Perjury

  • 28 U.S.C. 2415Exit Fiscal Service Web site - Time for Commencing Actions Brought by the United States

  • 28 U.S.C. 2416Exit Fiscal Service Web site - Time for Commencing Actions Brought by the United States - Exclusions

31 U.S.C. - Money and Finance

42 U.S.C. - Public Health and Welfare

  • 42 U.S.C. 664Exit Fiscal Service Web site - Collection of Past-Due Support from Federal Tax Refunds


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   Last Updated:  March 25, 2014