2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Provide authority to collect fees for Treasury Offset Program (language only)

Item 126 #1s

Item 126 #1s

Commerce and Trade
Virginia Employment Commission


Page 97, after line 4, insert:

"D. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all fees incurred by the Virginia Employment Commission with respect to the collection of debts authorized to be collected under § 2.2-4806 of the Code of Virginia, using the Treasury Offset Program of the United States, shall become part of the debt owed the commission and may be recovered accordingly.".


(This amendment provides authority to collect IRS fees for the Treasury Offset Program. The IRS currently charges $17 per collection. In the absence of this language, the Commonwealth would have to absorb this expense with state funds. Collection of this debt would strengthen the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and ensure Virginia remains in compliance with federal law.)