- 5.11.7 Automated Levy Programs
- 22.214.171.124 State Income Tax Levy Program
- 126.96.36.199 Federal Payment Levy Program
- 188.8.131.52.1 Levy Authority and Background
- 184.108.40.206.1.1 IRS/BFS Interagency Agreement - Federal Payments Subject to the FPLP
- 220.127.116.11.1.2 Delegation Authority
- 18.104.22.168.1.3 Third Party Notification
- 22.214.171.124.2 FPLP Selection Criteria
- 126.96.36.199.2.1 Business Master File (BMF) Modules Selected for the Disqualified Employment Tax Levy (DETL)
- 188.8.131.52.2.2 Exclusions
- 184.108.40.206.2.3 Low Income Filter (LIF) Exclusion
- 220.127.116.11.2.4 Modules Systemically Blocked from FPLP
- 18.104.22.168.3 FPLP Systemic Processes and Indicators
- 22.214.171.124.3.1 Case and Module Selection Process (TC 971 AC 060)
- 126.96.36.199.3.2 Matching Process (TC 971 AC 062)
- 188.8.131.52.3.3 FPLP Notice Process (TC 971 AC 069 or AC 169)
- 184.108.40.206.3.4 Levy Service Process (TC 971 AC 662, AC 762, AC 677)
- 220.127.116.11.3.5 Levy Payment Process (TC 670 DPC 18 or DPC 19)
- 18.104.22.168.4 FPLP Generated Notice(s) and Appeal Rights
- 22.214.171.124.4.1 BFS Notice to Taxpayers
- 126.96.36.199.5 Recognizing and Handling a FPLP Case
- 188.8.131.52.5.1 FPLP or Paper Levy (Form 668-A/668-W)
- 184.108.40.206.6 Blocking or Releasing FPLP Levy
- 220.127.116.11.6.1 Requesting Assistance from the FPLP Coordinator on Certain Emergency Levy Release Situations
- 18.104.22.168.6.2 FPLP Coordinator Duties
- 22.214.171.124.6.3 Additional FPLP Coordinator Duties for Certain Expedited Case Handling
- 126.96.36.199.6.3.1 National Security Reasons
- 188.8.131.52.6.3.2 Significant Additional Costs to the Federal Government (Defense Contracts)
- 184.108.40.206.6.4 Removal (Reversal) of the FPLP Block with TC 972 AC 061
- 220.127.116.11.7 Returning FPLP Levy Proceeds
- 18.104.22.168 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Levy Program
- 22.214.171.124 Municipal Tax Levy Program
- Exhibit 5.11.7-1 FPLP - Federal Employee Salary Paying Agencies: NFC, NBC, GSA, DFAS
- Exhibit 5.11.7-2 Table of Federal Payments Subject to FPLP
- Exhibit 5.11.7-3 FPLP Exclusion Criteria
- Exhibit 5.11.7-4 Low Income Filter Estimated Income - Information Returns Processing Master File
- Exhibit 5.11.7-5 TC 971 AC 062 (Document Locator Number (DLN) Format, Miscellaneous Field, XREF Field)
- Exhibit 5.11.7-6 Federal Payment Agency Identifier Code List
- Exhibit 5.11.7-7 Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service Notice
Part 5. Collecting Process
Chapter 11. Notice of Levy
Section 7. Automated Levy Programs
September 23, 2016
(1) This transmits revised 5.11.7, Notice of Levy, Automated Levy Programs.
This IRM information pertains to the Collection automated levy programs' criteria and procedures. These programs are the State Income Tax Levy Program, Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP), Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Levy Program, and Municipal Tax Levy Program.
(1) IRM 126.96.36.199, Federal Payment Levy Program, text is updated to incorporate information from previous interim guidance memoranda, editorial changes, and provides additional clarity. Notable changes are in the following subsections:
188.8.131.52.1.1, IRS/BFS Interagency Agreement - Federal Payments Subject to the FPLP, is updated to include information on the exclusion of SSA disability insurance payments and the new 100% levy expansion authority on vendor payments.
184.108.40.206.2, FPLP Selection Criteria, is updated to include addition of MFT 43 in FPLP.
220.127.116.11.2.1, Business Master File (BMF) Modules Selected for the Disqualified Employment Tax Levy (DETL), is updated to include RRB payments as an exception to payments subject to DETL.
18.104.22.168.2.3, Low Income Filter (LIF) Exclusions, is updated to reflect changes made to LIF case processing conditions.
22.214.171.124.3, FPLP Systemic Processes and Indicators, is updated to include the addition of CP 177 and new titles of FPLP notices.
126.96.36.199.4 (6), FPLP Generated Notice(s) and Appeal Rights, FPLP Levy Notice from Bureau of Fiscal Service was removed.
188.8.131.52.4.1, BFS Notice to Taxpayers, new section added.
184.108.40.206.6 (5), Blocking or Releasing FPLP Levy, the note was removed, the TC 971 AC 061 no longer blocks modules from other automated levy programs.
220.127.116.11.6.2, FPLP Coordinator Duties, is updated to include information on documenting Form 4844 and file requirements.
18.104.22.168.7, Returning FPLP Levy Proceeds, incorporates clarification on payments that may be returned.
22.214.171.124, Municipal Tax Levy Program, is added for new automated levy program.
(2) IRM Exhibit 5.11.7-1, FPLP - Federal Employee Salary Paying Agencies: NFC, NBC, GSA, DFAS, is updated to include additional agency information.
(3) IRM Exhibit 5.11.7-2, Table of Federal Payments Subject to FPLP, is updated to provide information on the 100% levy expansion on USPS vendor and Medicare payments.
(4) IRM Exhibit 5.11.7-7, CP 90 (or 297), Final Notice, Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right To A Hearing, has been removed.
(5) IRM Exhibit 5.11.7-8, CP 91 (or 298), Final Notice Before Levy on Social Security Benefits, has been removed.
(6) IRM Exhibit 5.11.7-9, CP 297A, Notice of Levy and Notice of Your Right To A Hearing, has been removed.
(7) IRM Exhibit 5.11.7-10, CP 90C (or 297C), Notice of Levy and Notice of Your Right To A Hearing, has been removed.
(8) IRM Exhibit 5.11.7-11, FPLP Levy Notice - Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service (FMS) Notice, has been retitled, updated and renumbered, it is now IRM Exhibit 5.11.7-7, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service Notice.
Information intended for Campus Compliance and other personnel can be found in IRM 5.19.9, Liability Collection, Automated Levy Programs.
Acting Director, Collection Inventory, Delivery & Selection
The State Income Tax Levy Program (SITLP) is one of four automated levy programs. SITLP matches a Master File database of delinquent taxpayers eligible to be levied against a database of state tax refunds for each state participating in SITLP.
Information pertaining to the SITLP criteria, process and procedures can be found under IRM 5.19.9, Liability Collection, Automated Levy Programs.
The Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP) is an automated levy program the IRS has implemented with the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) since 2000.
BFS administers the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) to collect delinquent non-tax debts for federal agencies. The FPLP was developed to interface with BFS TOP as a systemic and efficient means for the IRS to collect delinquent taxes.
IRS provides a weekly file of delinquent taxpayers to BFS. BFS matches the delinquent taxpayer file against federal payment files.
IRC§ 6331(h), Continuing levy on certain payments, as prescribed by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (Public Law 105–34) Section 1024, authorizes the IRS to issue continuous levies on payments referred to as "specified payments."
The FPLP was developed as the automated means intended to administer this law; therefore, no paper levy documents (Form 668-A or Form 668-W) should be served to effectuate a levy under this statute. The federal agencies participating in this automated levy program process understand how this levy statute is administered and that the service of a paper levy document is the means of levy intended under IRC§ 6331(a) and/or (e).
The law allows up to fifteen percent (15%) of Specified payments to be levied. Specified payments under IRC § 6331(h)(2)(A) include any federal payment other than a payment for which eligibility is based on the income and/or assets of a payee. Specified payments, under IRC § 6331(h)(2)(C), includes any annuity or pension under the Railroad Retirement Act, or benefit under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. The payments subject to 15% in the FPLP are discussed in the next section. IRM 126.96.36.199.1.1. IRS/BFS Interagency Agreement - Federal Payments Subject to the FPLP.
IRC § 6331(h)(3) allows an increase of this continuous levy for up to one hundred percent (100%) of any specified payment due to a vendor of property, goods or services sold or leased to the Federal government. The 100% levy increase is incorporated into the FPLP for federal contractor/vendor payments. IRM 188.8.131.52.1.1. IRS/BFS Interagency Agreement - Federal Payments Subject to the FPLP.
Although Specified payments may include unemployment benefits, workmen's compensation, certain public assistance payments, and the minimum exemption (from the levy of) wages, salary and other income, the IRS will not pursue these payments at this time.
The FPLP administers a levy. It is not a statutory or administrative offset. There are legal distinctions between the two civil collection actions. One distinction is that a levy is often subject to IRC § 6330, Notice and opportunity for hearing before levy (Collection Due Process). Contact your local Area Counsel for more information.
Under IRC § 6330(f), the IRS can serve a levy to collect employment taxes prior to notifying the taxpayer of their right to a Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing if the levy qualifies as a "disqualified employment tax levy" (DETL), and it can serve a levy on a "federal contractor (FEDCON)" prior to notifying the taxpayer of its right to a CDP hearing. If these levies are served under IRC § 6331(h) as FPLP levies, the post-levy CDP rights are granted under IRC § 6330(f). Additional information on DETL levies can be found in IRM 184.108.40.206.15, Disqualified Employment Tax Levy. Further information on the FPLP DETL and FEDCON levies is in the subsections below.
In serving a notice of levy, or release of such levy, with respect to any applicable government payment, IRC § 6103(k)(8), Confidentiality and Disclosure of certain returns and return information for tax administration purposes, authorizes the IRS to disclose return information, including taxpayer identity information, the amount of any unpaid tax liability (including penalties and interest), and the type of tax and tax period to which the unpaid liability relates, to officers and employees of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service. IRC § 6103(k)(6) authorizes BFS to send levy information to non-Treasury disbursed offices such as the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), the US Postal Service (USPS), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to the extent that such disclosures are necessary to obtain information, which is not otherwise reasonably available, for investigatory and tax administration purposes. Furthermore, IRC § 6103(n) permits the disclosure of returns and return information to any person to the extent necessary in connection with the processing, storage, transmission and reproduction of such returns and return information, the programming, maintenance, repair, testing, and procurement of equipment, and the provisions of other services, for tax administration purposes.
The interagency agreement between the IRS and BFS provides for certain federal payments disbursed or administered by BFS to be systemically and continuously levied. BFS is the levy source for all levies issued through the FPLP — not the federal payment agencies.
The following federal payments are subject to the FPLP:
Civil Service or Federal employee retirement pension annuities administered through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). The FPLP will levy 15% of the payment.
The FPLP does not levy the annuity payments in the Federal retirement Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
Treasury disbursed Federal civilian agency (non-Defense) contractor/vendor payments. The FPLP will levy 100% of the payment. Prior to April 8, 2012, these payments were levied for 15% of the payment.
Federal employee travel payments - advances and reimbursements. The FPLP will levy 15% of the payment.
Federal (civilian) employee salaries administered by the salary paying agencies (SPA): United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Finance Center (NFC), Department of the Interior (DoI) National Business Center (NBC), USPS, General Services Administration (GSA), and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).
DFAS, as a SPA, pays out some federal civilian employee salaries, as well as the Defense civilian employee and the military uniformed active/reserve member salaries and military retiree payments. The FPLP does not include the military uniformed services members' salaries nor the military retiree payments.
Exhibit 5.11.7-1., FPLP - Federal Employee Salary Paying Agencies - NFC, NBC, GSA, DFAS, for the listing of the federal agencies whose payrolls are administered by these salary paying agencies. Federal employee salaries will be levied for 15% of the gross wages or salary remaining after current taxes, health insurance premiums, retirement contributions, and, if applicable, court ordered child support payments are deducted. There should be no other deductions taken into consideration for the 15% calculation.
Social Security Administration (SSA) benefit payments under Title II of the Social Security Act, aka Federal Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits. (The exceptions are disability insurance payments, dependent child benefits, claims for lump sum payments, and payments that have partial withholding to repay an SSA benefit overpayment.) The FPLP will levy 15% of the payment.
Department of Defense (DoD) contractor/vendor payments paid through the Defense Finance and Accounting Service's (DFAS) payment systems. The FPLP will levy 100% of the payment. Prior to April 8, 2012, some of the payments may have been levied for 15% of the payment.
Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE) and the United States Postal Service (USPS) contractor/vendor/supplier payments. The ACOE payments are levied at 100% of the payment. Prior to May 9, 2012, the ACOE payments were levied for 15% of the payment. The USPS vendor/supplier payments are continuously levied at 100%.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - Medicare Parts A (hospital), B (doctor), C (managed care) and D (prescription) provider and supplier payments. Medicare Parts A and B payments disbursed through the CMS Healthcare Integrated Government Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS) are in the FPLP. Medicare Parts C and D payments are disbursed by the Treasury Department and are in the FPLP. On June 19, 2015, the FPLP levy authority on Medicare provider/supplier payments increased to 30% of the payment, prior to that date the payments were levied at 15%. This increase was due to the Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, Provision 209. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 increased the amount of the federal payment levy for Medicare Providers from 30% to 100%, this was implemented on October 23, 2015.
Medicaid provider/supplier payments are not subject to levy under IRC§ 6331(h) or FPLP. These payments are administered and paid out by state government agencies for CMS. The payments may still be subject to levy under IRC§ 6331(a).
Miscellaneous Payments - non-means tested, such as discretionary one-time payments and expenditures paid out by different Federal agencies' specialty programs. These are payments made for various federal program-related expenditures, including interagency transfers, non-means tested loans, grants, medical, emergency and other administrative obligations. Also, included are payments from the Commodity Credit Corporation, also known as farm subsidy payments. The FPLP will levy 15% of the payment.
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) Benefit Payments - monthly annuity or pension payment under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), except the RRA Tier 2 benefit portion. The FPLP will levy 15% of payment.
Prior to 2006, on delinquent IMF joint income tax and BMF sole proprietor tax liabilities, the FPLP only levied federal payments that matched to the primary TIN. Starting January 2006, FPLP also began matching and levying federal payments identified for valid secondary or cross-reference (XREF) SSNs on those IMF and BMF accounts.
Exhibit 5.11.7-2, Table of Federal Payments Subject to the FPLP, that displays the payment types that are levied through the FPLP; the type of Master File accounts that match with a certain federal payment type; and the levy percentage, i.e. 15% or 100%.
If a taxpayer is receiving two or more types of federal payments that are available for levy through the FPLP, then each of those payments will be levied. The FPLP cannot selectively levy a certain payment separately for a particular taxpayer. Likewise, if both spouses on joint income tax liabilities are receiving federal payments subject to the FPLP, then both will be levied. The FPLP cannot levy only a certain spouse separately for their joint delinquent tax module.
The delegation authority to issue an IRC § 6331(h) levy, levy release, and return of levied property remains the same as outlined in Delegation Order 5-3. See IRM 220.127.116.11, Levy on Property in the Hands of a Third Party.
Certain Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) employees are delegated to release systemically generated levies such as the FPLP, but only under the procedures contained in IRM 18.104.22.168.6 (or successor provisions). See Delegation Order No. 13-2 (Rev 1.), IRM 22.214.171.124. TAS employees cannot, however, take action on a case that is open in another function. TAS employees may only generate levy releases on collection modules not assigned to Automated Collection System (ACS) Status 22 with an open control base only or collection field Status 26. See IRM 126.96.36.199.1.5, Releasing Federal Payment Levies, and IRM 188.8.131.52.3.19, Levy Release Authority, or refer to TAS Delegation Order authorities and successor revisions.
The FPLP systemic process is not subject to third party notification provisions under IRC § 7602(c), Examination of books and records, Notice of contact of third parties, because contact is made between electronic database(s).
Third-party contact provisions must be satisfied prior to any personal contact with BFS (or other federal agencies and third parties) about taxpayers subject to FPLP.
The FPLP is a systemic process where all modules are first selected under certain collection statuses, but then may be excluded if certain freeze codes exist while in the status. This subsection and its exhibits describe the selection and exclusion process.
The following Individual and Business Master File (IMF and BMF) balance due tax accounts with the collection module status can be selected into the FPLP:
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN);
Master File Tax Code (MFT) is 01 through 06, 08 through 17, 29 through 31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 43, 44, 50, 51, 55, 60, 63, 64, 67, 77, 78;
Collection Module Status is Master File Status 22, 23, 24, 26 or Integrated Data Retrieval System (IDRS) Transaction Code (TC) 530, with Closing Code (CC) 03, 06, 09, 10, 12, or 39.
For a BMF employment tax module (MFT 01, 10, 11, 14 and 16) to qualify for a DETL, there must have been a CDP hearing previously requested on another BMF employment tax module no more than two years prior to that DETL-qualified module's period end date.
BMF employment tax modules that are selected into the FPLP, may also be subject to the DETL process. In order to select FPLP DETL periods, a new FPLP BMF entity indicator "AC 630 (YYYYMMDD) DATE" has been created. This new indicator is displayed in the BMF entity CC BMFOLE. A taxpayer's employment tax module may be selected for a FPLP DETL, if the entity indicator's action code (AC) 630 date is within the "two-year look back" period of that DETL-qualifying module's period end date.
The FPLP BMF entity indicator "AC 630 (YYYYMMDD) DATE" is defined as the following:
The FPLP BMF entity indicator "AC 630 YYYYMMDD" will display a date which is the tax period end date of the latest BMF employment tax module containing a posted TC 971 AC 630 (levy or levy/lien combo for CDP appeal hearing request.)
"AC 630 YYYYMMDD" can only post one employment tax module's period end date at a time. For entities that have multiple employment tax modules with a TC 971 AC 630, the FPLP and BMF will post the period end date of the latest module with a TC 971 AC 630. The DETL would be issued on balance due modules where the indicator date is within two years of the modules' period end date - which will likely be later periods. The rationale is to issue the DETL on later pyramiding tax periods/quarters.
Even if the latest employment tax period with a TC 971 AC 630 is reversed by a Withdrawal - that period's end date will still be displayed.
"AC 630 YYYYMMDD" period end date can be overlaid when a later period employment tax module posts a TC 971 AC 630. This is regardless of the TC 971 AC 630 posting date. Again, as stated, the indicator will always post from the latest period employment tax module with a TC 971 AC 630. Therefore, be aware that a DETL-qualified module may have been selected based on an earlier posted "AC 630" period end date.
All federal payments available in the FPLP, except SSA and RRB payments, may be subject to a FPLP DETL. (The CDP notice will be issued prior to issuing the FPLP levy on SSA payments.)
IRM 184.108.40.206.3, FPLP Systemic Processes and Indicators and IRM 220.127.116.11.3.4, , Levy Service Process, for the specific transaction codes on how to recognize when an employment tax module is selected into the FPLP DETL process.
Tax modules or the taxpayer entities that qualify for the FPLP but have certain condition and freeze codes under the primary Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) will be excluded from FPLP selection.
Accounts that are generally excluded from the FPLP are those that, statutorily or operationally, should not be in levy status and are coded that way in the Master File or Taxpayer Information File. Those accounts include unable-to-pay; pending installment agreements (IA) posted prior to a FPLP levy; approved installment agreements; pending or approved Offers-in-Compromise (OIC); open Disaster Zone indicators; Combat Zone; open bankruptcies or litigation; certain pending claims and adjustments; innocent spouse modules; and certain imminent Collection Statute Expiration Date (CSED) modules. Exhibit 5.11.7-3, FPLP Exclusion Criteria, which displays the list and description of entity and module transaction and freeze codes that are excluded from FPLP.
If a module is in the FPLP, and subsequently moves into one of these exclusions, then the module will systemically reverse out of the FPLP.
If a Status 26 module, which is in the FPLP, changes to status 72 with TC 520, the module will systemically reverse out of the FPLP.
Social Security benefit payments will not be subject to the FPLP levy if either of the following exists:
the taxpayer enters into a repayment agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA) because of overpaid benefits.
if SSA has an active IRS paper levy (Form 668-W) it is honoring. By interagency agreement, SSA may honor the paper levy instead of the FPLP levy if a taxpayer is erroneously levied with both the paper and FPLP attaching their benefits, known as a "double levy" situation. Instead of returning the paper levy, SSA will honor it in lieu of the FPLP. The FPLP will need to be removed from the account. IRM 18.104.22.168.5.1, FPLP or Paper Levy.
Delinquent Individual Master File (IMF) taxpayers who qualify for the FPLP and are reported to receive SSA benefit or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefit payments, will be excluded from the program if their estimated total income falls below 250% of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Level Guidelines (PLG). These taxpayers are processed through the FPLP Low Income Filter (LIF).
Taxpayers who have any of the following conditions are not processed through the FPLP LIF analysis and are selected into the FPLP:
there is a delinquent unfiled return coded as a Tax Delinquency Investigation (TDI) status 03 under the entity’s primary SSN;
the current entity name line does not match with the balance due module name line;
the entity spouse SSN is invalid;
certain asset documents under the entity's SSN(s) are reported in IRP:
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the SSA or RRB income under the entity SSN(s) is not reported to the Information Returns Processing (IRP) Master File.
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Taxpayer accounts that are processed through the FPLP LIF are identified with TC 971 AC 543 posted in their entity. The TC 971 AC 543 indicates that the FPLP LIF analysis processing has taken place to determine if the balance due modules should be selected or excluded from the FPLP.
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If the TC 971 AC 543 total income amount is below 250% of the HHS PLG amount, then the taxpayer’s balance due modules will be excluded or removed from the FPLP. If the income amount is at or above 250% of the PLG amount, then the taxpayer’s balance due modules will be selected into the FPLP.
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Certain modules that may be selected into the FPLP, as discussed above, are systemically blocked from the program with TC 971 AC 061 (with the Document Locator Number (DLN) displaying a series of 8s or 9s). Under certain conditions, these accounts may be manually or systemically unblocked. IRM 22.214.171.124.6.4, Removal (Reversal) of the FPLP Block with TC 972 AC 061.
All modules moving into Status 22 (ACS) are systemically blocked.
State and local government entities with employment code "G" and/or "T" , and Indian Tribal Governments (ITG) and Alaska Native Villages with Master File indicator "I" are systemically blocked from the FPLP with TC 971 AC 061. If it is necessary to collect the accounts through the FPLP, then collection employees may manually unblock (TC 972 AC 061) these entities' balance due modules.
The FPLP has five (5) systemic processes. Each process has its own specific transaction code (TC) and/or indicators and are outlined in the following subsections.
Case and Module Selection Process (TC 971 AC 060)
Matching Process (TC 971 AC 062)
FPLP Notice Process (TC 971 AC 069 or AC 169)
Levy Service Process (TC 971 AC 662, AC 762, AC 677)
Levy Payment Process (TC 670 DPC 18 or 19)
The table below describes, in general, the FPLP transaction codes on a module. The subsections provide more detail. These TCs are systemically generatedonly (unless otherwise noted as being able to manually input).
FPLP GENERATED TRANSACTION (TC 971) ACTION CODES (AC) FPLP ACTION POSTED DEFINITION (TC 971) REVERSAL DEFINITION (TC 972) REFERENCE AC 060 SELECTION Module selected for FPLP. Module reversed out of FPLP. Reverses TC 971 AC 060. Also reverses TC 971 AC 662, 762, 677. IRM 126.96.36.199.3.1 AC 061(may be manually input) BLOCK OR RELEASE Module blocked from FPLP. Reversal of FPLP Block on module. Reverses TC 971 AC 061 - systemic or manual. IRM 188.8.131.52.2.4IRM 184.108.40.206.6.4 AC 062 MATCH FPLP account matched with a federal payment, or FPLP account will be posting a levied federal payment. The DLN displays the federal agency source; the type of federal payment and that a match is found. The "XREF TIN" field may display the primary or secondary/XREF TIN that matched with the federal payment.The "Miscellaneous" field may display more federal agency source codes. Federal payment match posted in error. Reverses TC 971 AC 062. IRM 220.127.116.11.3.2Exhibit 5.11.7-5Exhibit 5.11.7-6 AC 069 (may be manually input) CDP NOTICE FPLP generated the collection due process, Intent to seize your assets and notice of your right to a hearing (CP 90 or 297) from the TC 971 AC 062 match. Or, the FPLP generated the DETL or FEDCON post-levy collection due process, Notice of seizure and notice of your right to a hearing (CP 297A, 90C or 297C) (see below). For IMF joint returns, the spouse SSN will be displayed on the XREF TIN field, including each of the SSNs on joint income tax liabilities. For BMF, no XREF TIN will display. Other CDP notices may display the TC 971 AC 069:
-LT 11 : ACS issued
-L1058: Field Collection issued
-CP 77 or 177: Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Levy Program (AKPFD) issued
-CP 92: State Income Tax Levy Program (SITLP) issued
CDP notice not mailed. Reverses TC 971 AC 069. IRM 18.104.22.168.3.3IRM 22.214.171.124.4 AC 169 SSA NOTICE FPLP generated Intent to seize up to 15% of your Social Security benefits (CP 91/298). The XREF TIN field will display the matched SSN of either the primary or secondary/XREF SSN from the TC 971 AC 062. CP 91/298 not mailed. Reverses TC 971 AC 169. IRM 126.96.36.199.3.3IRM 188.8.131.52.4 AC 662 SERVICE OF LEVY A FPLP levy is served to BFS whether or not a federal payment source is found. The account will have a FPLP federal payment source only if a TC 971 AC 062 or a TC 670 DPC 18 or 19 also posts. The "Miscellaneous" field will display the literal "SAL-OTH-RRB" (which is a levy for all federal payment types except SSA) or "SSA " . For current levies issued prior to January 2009, the "Miscellaneous" field will also display the literal "PREEXISTING" . TC 972 AC 662 does not display. Reversal of this AC is known when a subsequent TC 972 AC 060 is systemically posted. FPLP levy is released. Module is removed from the FPLP. IRM 184.108.40.206.3.4 AC 762 SERVICE OF DETL A FPLP Disqualified Employment Tax Levy (DETL) is served to BFS whether or not a federal payment source is found. The 971 AC 762 levy will generate the DETL post-levy CDP notice (CP 297A) and posts a TC 971 AC 069. The account will have a FPLP federal payment source only if a TC 971 AC 062 or TC 670 DPC 18 or 19 posts. TC 972 AC 762 does not display. FPLP DETL levy is released and module is removed from the FPLP when a subsequent TC 972 AC 060 is systemically posted. IRM 220.127.116.11.3.4 AC 677 SERVICE OF FEDCON LEVY A federal contractor (FEDCON) levy is served to BFS if there is a federal contractor indicator (TC 971 AC 647) on the entity. The 971 AC 677 generates a FEDCON post-levy CDP notice (CP 90C or 297C) and posts a TC 971 AC 069. The "Miscellaneous" field will display the literal "SAL-OTH" (which is a levy for all federal payment types except SSA or RRB.) The account will have a FPLP federal payment source only if a TC 971 AC 062 or TC 670 DPC 18 or 19 posts. Reversal TC 972 AC 677 does not display. FPLP FEDCON levy is released and module is removed from the FPLP when a subsequent TC 972 AC 060 is systemically posted. IRM 18.104.22.168.3.4 AC 062 LEVY HIT FPLP account will be posting a levied federal payment. (Subsequent TC 670 to follow.) The DLN displays the federal agency source; the type of federal payment and that a levy hit was found. The "XREF TIN" field may display the primary or secondary/XREF TIN that receives the federal payment. The "Miscellaneous" field may display more federal agency source codes. Federal payment levy hit posted in error. Reverses TC 971 AC 062.
OTHER FPLP TC'S FPLP ACTION POSTED DEFINITION REVERSAL DEFINITION REFERENCE TC 670 DPC 18 or 19 FPLP LEVY PAYMENT POSTED FPLP designated payment code. DPC 18 is from the primary TIN; DPC 19 is from the secondary or XREF SSN. TC 672 - systemic reversal of TC 670 DPC 18 or 19. FPLP payment reversed by BFS due to non-entitlement claim initiated by federal payment agency source. IRM 22.214.171.124.3.5
All delinquent modules that meet the selection criteria will be transmitted to BFS to be matched with federal payments. IRM 126.96.36.199.2.
Although a taxpayer may never receive a federal payment, their tax module may still meet the selection criteria and will be transmitted to BFS to search for a possible future match.
When the module is selected, a TC 971 AC 060 will post. An unreversed TC 971 AC 060 generates the following account indicators:
MF entity screens (IDRS cc IMFOL/BMFOL) will display the indicator FMS CD:1, and IDRS entity screens (cc ENMOD) will display FMS-CD<1, if at least one module is selected with an unreversed TC 971 AC 060. If there are no modules selected, then the indicator will display 0 or no digit.
Integrated Collection System (ICS) will display a red literal" FPLP" indicator on the case summary screens. The red "FPLP" is generated from the IDRS entity screen indicator FMS CD<1.
Each MF and IDRS tax module (cc IMFOLT/BMFOLT, TXMOD) and ICS module summary screen will display the following indicators:
FMS CD (VALUE) ON MODULE DEFINITION 1 Not selected into the FPLP, but at one time was included. (Do not confuse this module value with the entity value of FMS CD:1 described in the previous paragraph.) 3 Currently selected into the FPLP and unreversed TC 971 AC 060 present on module.
Other values indicate the module is blocked from FPLP:
FMS CD (VALUE) ON MODULE
DEFINITION 4, 5, 7 MANUAL FPLP block (TC 971 AC 061) present on module 8, 9, B SYSTEMIC FPLP block (TC 971 AC 061) (DLN has a series of 8s or 9s) present on module C, D, F Both MANUAL and SYSTEMIC FPLP block (2 or more unreversed TC 971 AC 061) present on module
The FPLP cases that are sent to BFS become part of the BFS National Interactive Delinquent Debtor Database (NIDDD) of U.S. Federal debtors, which includes non-tax debtors. This BFS federal debtor database is shared with the GSA System for Award Management (SAM) database. SAM (https://www.sam.gov) is the Federal government's centralized registrar database of taxpayer entities who register to bid for a federal contract or grant. The SAM flags federal registrants who have federal debt in the BFS NIDDD, including FPLP tax debt. The SAM record will indicate 'yes' or 'no' for a federal debt. No other debt information is provided. If a registrant inquires about their debt flag, then BFS or GSA will refer them to the IRS to resolve their accounts. For IRS tax debts, a taxpayer's debt flag will be removed when they are removed from the FPLP.
Once a tax module is selected for the FPLP, it is transmitted to BFS. If BFS identifies a Federal payment or source match, then a TC 971 AC 062 will post on the module.
The matched TIN will be displayed under the TC 971 AC 062 XREF field for IMF accounts and BMF accounts.
The DLN associated with TC 971 AC 062 will include information about:
Federal payment agency source codes
Type of federal payment matched
If the module identified a match and/or an impending levy payment.
Exhibit 5.11.7-5, TC 971 AC 062 Document Locator Number (DLN) Format of Federal Payment Type, for the descriptive format of the TC 971 AC 062 DLN.
Exhibit 5.11.7-6, Federal Payment Agency Identifier Code List, for the type of federal payment and federal payment agency source.
The federal payment agency source for federal salaries paid by NFC and NBC will only display the codes of NFC and NBC, rather than the actual federal employer (or "suboffice" code) of the federal employee taxpayer. Exhibit 5.11.7-1., FPLP - Federal Employee Salary Paying Agencies - NFC, NBC, GSA, DFAS, for the list of the federal agencies whose payroll is serviced by these salary paying agencies.
If the TC 971 AC 062 DLN indicates match - the TC will post on all FPLP modules. The "match" TC 971 AC 062 will generate the FPLP notice process discussed below.
If the TC 971 AC 062 DLN indicates levy - then the TC will only post on the module intended for the levy payment. IRM 188.8.131.52.3.5. Levy Payment Process.
The FPLP notice process generates four notices by the IRS - a pre-levy Collection Due Process (CDP) notice, a FPLP final notice for Social Security beneficiaries, a FPLP (DETL) post-levy CDP notice, and a FPLP (FEDCON Levy) post-levy CDP notice. This subsection describes their systemic processes and IRM 184.108.40.206.4, FPLP Generated Notices and Appeal Rights, describes the notices in detail.
If a TC 971 AC 062 DLN match is posted, then Master File will systemically verify if a Intent to seize your assets and notice of your right to a hearing (CDP notice) had been issued by identifying an unreversed TC 971 AC 069 on the module. If a CDP notice was not issued, then Master File will systemically generate a FPLP CDP final notice, either the Computer Paragraph notice (CP) 90 (IMF) or 297 (BMF), prior to the levy and post a TC 971 AC 069 on the module. On the IMF, the appropriate SSN(s) will be displayed on the TC 971 AC 069 XREF field.
If the match identifies a Social Security benefit payment, and an unreversed TC 971 AC 069 had been posted for at least ten cycles (weeks), then prior to the levy, Master File will systemically generate an additional final notice to the Social Security beneficiaries, either CP 91 (IMF) or 298 (BMF), Intent to seize up to 15% of your Social Security benefits and post a TC 971 AC 169 on the module. The TC 971 AC 169 will display the TIN of the individual that matched with the Social Security payment.
On joint income tax liability accounts, the matched spouse's SSN will receive their own CP 91 with a copy going to the joint spouse. This is because of the specific information listed on the notice. The 971 AC 169 XREF SSN will display the matched spouse.
The FPLP may issue systemic CDP notices after a DETL or FEDCON levy - known as post-levy CDP notices:
CP 297A, Notice of seizure and notice of your right to a hearing, is issued after a FPLP DETL.
CP 90C (or 297C), Notice of seizure and notice of your right to a hearing, is issued after a FPLP FEDCON levy.
Another taxpayer notice is issued by BFS when a Federal payment is levied. See IRM 220.127.116.11.3.5, Levy Payment Process, below.
The FPLP will transmit (or "serve" ) a levy to BFS in the following situations.
Even if FPLP levy has been served to BFS, the account will have a FPLP federal payment source only if a TC 971 AC 062 and/or the FPLP payment transaction codes, are posted, as discussed in the next section. This is so that if a federal payment does match in the future, the levy will attach to the payment at the time of disbursement. See IRM 18.104.22.168.3.5Levy Payment Process (TC 670 DPC 18 OR 19)
FPLP Levy (Pre-levy CDP notice issued) - TC 971 AC 662
For federal payments other than Social Security, a levy will be transmitted to BFS at least ten (10) weeks from when Collection Due Process (CDP) CP 90 or 297, Intent to seize your assets and notice of your right to a hearing, or after any other CDP notice, such as the ACS LT 11 or field collection L1058 was issued (indicated by the unreversed TC 971 AC 069 posting cycle) and a CDP hearing was not requested. A FPLP levy TC 971 AC 662 will post on the module with either of the literals "SAL, OTH, RRB" displayed in the Miscellaneous Field and TIN in the XREF TIN field. (See Exhibit 5.11.7-2 for the levy code literal meanings.)
For Social Security payments matched, a FPLP levy will be transmitted to BFS at least eight (8) weeks but no more than twenty-six (26) weeks from when the CP 91 or 298, Intent to seize up to 15% of your Social Security benefits, was issued (indicated by the unreversed TC 971 AC 169 posting cycle). A FPLP levy TC 971 AC 662 will post on the module with the literal "SSA" displayed in the Miscellaneous Field and TIN in the XREF TIN field.
FPLP Disqualified Employment Tax Levy (DETL) (Post-levy CDP issued) - TC 971 AC 762
For federal payments other than Social Security or RRB benefit payments, a FPLP DETL levy may also be transmitted to BFS on qualified BMF employment tax modules with MFT 01, 10, 11, 14 and 16. A TC 971 AC 762 will post on the module, which will generate a post-levy CDP notice CP 297A and post a TC 971 AC 069. The taxpayer is provided their CDP appeal rights after the levy. IRM 22.214.171.124.3.3, FPLP Notice Process (TC 971 AC 069 or AC 169).
FPLP Federal Contractor Levy (FEDCON) (Post-levy CDP issued) - TC 971 AC 677
For federal payments other than Social Security or RRB benefit payments, a FPLP FEDCON levy may be issued to BFS on all BMF tax modules and IMF tax modules (excluding filing status 2, married filing joint modules) if the entity is identified as a Federal contractor with an unreversed TC 971 AC 647 posted on the entity. A TC 971 AC 677 will post on the module with the literals "SAL, OTH" displayed in the Miscellaneous Field. This will generate a post-levy CDP notice CP 90C (or 297C) and post a TC 971 AC 069. The taxpayer is provided their CDP appeal rights after the levy. IRM 126.96.36.199.3.3, FPLP Notice Process (TC 971 AC 069 or AC 169).
Depending on a tax module’s levy qualifications, a single tax module could have any of the levy action codes at various times, particularly if the module goes in and out of the FPLP; or a taxpayer’s multiple modules may each have different levy codes occurring at the same time.
The FPLP DETL (TC 971 AC 762) and FEDCON (TC 971 AC 677) levy processes occur after the issuance of a CP 504 on DETL modules. The issuance of the CP 504 meets the 30-day pre-levy requirement of IRC 6331(d). Also, if a tax module qualifies for both a DETL and FEDCON levy during the same cycle, then the DETL (TC 971 AC 762) will be selected first.
For joint income tax and sole proprietor tax liabilities, the FPLP levy cannot be issued only on one TIN of these modules. All TINs in the tax modules or entity will be levied for their appropriate matched payments. The same process will occur when releasing a FPLP levy on these particular modules. IRM 188.8.131.52.6.
For taxpayers who have multiple tax periods in either the IMF and/or BMF, the levy should only subject their federal payment against one tax module at a time. That taxpayer's payment will not be levied more than the appropriate FPLP levy percentage to pay more than one tax module at a time, regardless if the taxpayer's TIN is the primary, secondary and/or XREF TIN on any tax module.
Taxpayer Thomas Trout has delinquent IMF income tax liabilities under his SSN. He also owes delinquent BMF employment tax liabilities as a sole proprietor, under his EIN and XREF SSN. Both his IMF and BMF tax modules are in the FPLP, with the BMF modules in the FPLP first. Both IMF and BMF modules match with a OPM retirement payment under his SSN. After the appropriate notices, the FPLP transmits levies on the IMF and BMF tax modules. The levies will attach 15% of the retirement payment. Since the BMF module was in the FPLP first, the levy payment will apply first to the BMF module and the 15% levy payment will post on that account. The IMF module will still have the open FPLP levy, but will not be double-paid or credited from that levy payment. Levy payments will begin to post on the IMF modules after the BMF modules are fully paid.
If the FPLP levy is released, a TC 972 AC 060 will display to indicate the account is removed from the FPLP. A TC 972 AC 662/762/677 will not display.
BFS has to process the various types of federal payment files within its processing cycles in order to meet the various payment or disbursement dates. The levy must be processed by the cutoff date for it to attach the payment by the payment date. The levy payment is then transmitted to the IRS and posted on the account on the taxpayer's payment date.
FEDERAL PAYMENT PAYMENT DATE PROCESSING CYCLE CUTOFF DATE OPM (federal retirement income) 1st business date of each month 2 weeks before payment date SSA (OASDI) benefits 3rd business date of each month;
2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesday of each month
6 business days before the payment date RRB benefits (retirement annuity except Tier 2) 1st business date of each month 5 business days before the payment date Federal employee salaries Biweekly 2 weeks before payment date Defense and civilian agency contractor/vendor/supplier payments;
Federal employee travel payments;
"Miscellaneous" payments; CMS Medicare provider payments;
Daily Cutoff dates vary;
payments may be processed up to 30 days prior to payment date depending on invoice terms
BFS lets IRS know that the levy is being processed against a federal payment by a TC 971 AC 062, with its DLN indicating a levy payment processed (or "1" in the 13th DLN position) for that module. Exhibit 5.11.7-5, TC 971 AC 062 (DLN) and Miscellaneous Field Format, for additional specific payment agency information .
The payment will post on the payment date with a TC 670 DPC 18 (payment from the primary TIN) and/or DPC 19 (payment from the secondary or XREF TIN) when BFS transmits the payment to the IRS through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).
Most of the FPLP levy payments will be 15% of the federal payment (or balance due, whichever is less). The exception will be on federal contractor or vendor payments, i.e. account receivables, invoice payments, from taxpayers doing business with the government, which will be 100% of the payment. IRM 184.108.40.206.1.1, IRS/BFS Interagency Agreement - Federal Payments Subject to the FPLP.
BFS will then send a notice to the taxpayer indicating the federal payment has been reduced because of the IRS FPLP levy. IRM 220.127.116.11.4.1, BFS Notice to Taxpayers. Exhibit 5.11.7-7, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service Notice.
Inter-agency processing and timing constraints may delay some actions in this levy payment process:
The TC 971 AC 062 may post before or after the TC 670. This is due to timing issues, because the TC 971 AC 062 is posted on a weekly basis and the TC 670s are posted on a daily basis.
Although the TC 971 AC 062 DLN that indicates a levy payment was processed for the module, the federal payment may still not be received from BFS due to programming interface constraints between the time the levy was transmitted by the BFS to the payment agency to hold the payment and when the payment had been processed for disbursement. This may be the case on Defense contractor/vendor payments.
BFS may systemically reverse a TC 670 DPC 18 or DPC 19 payment with TC 672 DPC 18 or DPC 19 when the federal payment agency determines the taxpayer was not entitled to the payment. IRM 18.104.22.168.7, Returning FPLP Levy Proceeds.
As discussed in the FPLP Notice Process section, there are four types of FPLP notices. Each notice is described in this subsection.
CP 90 (IMF) or 297 (BMF) -Intent to seize your assets and notice of your right to a hearing
The CP 90/297 will be generated by the MF (displayed with TC 971 AC 069) and mailed certified with a return receipt (Postal Service (PS) Form 3811) through the IRS National Print Sites.
The USPS return receipt will be systemically processed and the appropriate notice response TC 971 AC 066, 067, or 068 will be posted on the account.
The CP 90/297 will display the balance due amounts and the appropriate ACS contact phone number for taxpayers to resolve the case or exercise their appeal rights.
The notice will inform taxpayers of their right to appeal. Taxpayers may exercise their appeal rights, appropriately, through the:
Collection Appeals Program (CAP)
Collection Due Process (CDP)
Equivalent Hearing (Appeals request made after the 30 day CDP period and before one year from the date of CDP notice.)
CP 91 (IMF) or 298 (BMF), Intent to seize up to 15% of your Social Security benefits
CP 91/298 is generated by the MF (displayed with TC 971 AC 169) and mailed regular mail. CP 91/298 displays the balance due amounts and provides an additional 30 days after the CDP notice time frame to resolve the tax liability. These notices will also have the appropriate 1-800 ACS contact phone number listed.
CP 91/298 specifically identifies the Social Security benefit payment that may be levied for 15% by indicating the taxpayer's Claimant's Account Number (CAN) and the Beneficiary's Own Account Number (BOAN). The BOAN is always the taxpayer's SSN. These numbers are systemically provided by BFS from SSA during the FPLP matching process to identify the taxpayer's Social Security benefit information.
The IMF CP 91 will be considered aged and a new one will be reissued again prior to the levy if the previous one is more than 26 cycles old. There is no CP 298 aging criterion for the BMF modules.
The notice will inform taxpayers of their right to appeal. Taxpayers may exercise their appeal rights through the following:
Collection Appeals Program (CAP)
Equivalent Hearing Request — if no prior CDP or Equivalent hearing on the FPLP periods.
CP 91/298 is systemically generated for the FPLP only. It should not be issued manually and is not required prior to issuing duly authorized paper levies pursuant to IRC 6331(a) on Social Security benefit payments.
CP 297A (BMF), Notice of seizure and notice of your right to a hearing
The FPLP DETL process sends the CDP notice after the levy.
These notices inform the taxpayer that a levy has already been issued, and they may still exercise their appeal right as discussed for the pre-levy CDP notice CP 90 (297).
These notices are mailed certified, and display the ACS contact information.
CP 90C (IMF) or 297C (BMF), Notice of seizure and notice of your right to a hearing
The FPLP FEDCON levy process sends the CDP notice after the levy.
These notices inform the taxpayer that a levy has already been issued, and they may still exercise their appeal right as discussed for the pre-levy CDP notice CP 90 (297).
These notices are mailed certified, and display the ACS contact information.
IRS employees are to process any appeals requests according to procedures in IRM 5.1.9, Field Collecting Procedures, Collection Appeal Rights or IRM 5.19.8, Liability Collection, Collection Appeal Rights.
Any time during the FPLP notice and levy process, taxpayers should be referred to the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) for assistance if the taxpayer's issue cannot be resolved the same day and it meets TAS case criteria (See IRM 13.1.7 , Taxpayer Advocate Case Processing, TAS Case Criteria). The definition of ‘same day’ is within 24 hours. "Same day" cases include cases that can be completely resolved in 24 hours, as well as cases in which steps have been taken within 24 hours to begin resolving the taxpayer’s issue. Do not refer "same day" cases to TAS unless the taxpayer asks to be transferred to TAS and the case meets TAS criteria. Refer to IRM 22.214.171.124, Taxpayer Advocate Case Processing, TAS Case Criteria, Same Day Resolution by Operations. Use Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance (and Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order), and forward to TAS.
If TAS has an open case and requests a collection hold on the account, it may be necessary to block or release the FPLP until a resolution is reached. IRM 126.96.36.199.6, Blocking or Releasing FPLP Levy. While the IRS is not prohibited from taking levy enforcement actions, generally levies will not be issued on the modules listed on Form 911 that meet TAS criteria. TAS will notify the revenue officer when a Form 911 has been received and when it has been resolved. If the revenue officer believes levy action is necessary, TAS should be contacted and advised of Collection's planned action.
It may be necessary to block or release the case from the FPLP if a resolution is pending through the Appeals if no other FPLP exclusionary criteria exist. (IRM 188.8.131.52.6, Blocking or Releasing FPLP Levy)
Once BFS processes the IRS database against its payment disbursement files, then BFS will transmit the proceeds to IRS and send the remaining disbursement to the taxpayer along with a notice indicating the federal payment has been levied. Exhibit 5.11.7-7, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service Notice, displays the following information on the notice:
At the bottom of the notice: the type of Federal debt and the agency due the Federal debt; the type, date and amount of the Federal payment disbursement and the paying Federal agency; and then the amount levied.
In the middle of the notice: an 18 digit Account Number , which consists of the TIN type (0 for SSN; 2 for EIN), TIN (the primary TIN of the tax period), MFT, and the tax period where the levied payment posted. The BFS notice also displays a TIN Number. Due to BFS programming, the TIN Number is displayed only in SSN format (NNN-NN-NNNN), but the TIN Number can either be an SSN or EIN. (Verify the TIN by researching the TIN found under Account Number.)
The BFS notice informs taxpayers to contact the following ACS addresses and phone numbers to resolve their account. If a taxpayer calls the ACS phone number and the taxpayer case is assigned to a local field collection office, then ACS should refer the taxpayer to the appropriate office. Taxpayer correspondence received at these addresses should be handled according to IRM 184.108.40.206, Liability Collection, Automated Levy programs, FPLP, or forwarded to the appropriate office for resolution.
(SBSE, Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TEGE), Large Business and International (LB&I) taxpayers)
Post Office Box 8208
Bensalem PA 19020–8208
1-800-829-3903 or 267–941–1004 (International)
Post Office Box 219236 Stop 5050 P-4
Kansas City MO 64121–9236
BFS mails the notice to the taxpayer either to the address provided by the IRS (if the Federal payment disbursed electronically) or to the address provided by the Federal payment agency source (if the Federal payment is disbursed through a paper check).
Revenue officers must recognize modules that have been placed in the FPLP and determine if this process will be part of their strategy to resolve the case.
If revenue officers decide that modules should not be part of FPLP, then they will need to block or release the modules from the FPLP. Revenue officers must seek managerial approval to block modules from being included in the FPLP. The approval request will be forwarded for managerial approval through ICS. In the event the approval request is made on a paper document, the paper document should reflect the manager's approval. IRM 220.127.116.11.6.
Whenever the FPLP indicator is present on a module, revenue officers may decide to levy the federal payment source through the FPLP under IRC §6331(h) or through the traditional paper levy method using Form 668A or Form 668W under IRC 6331(a) or 6331(e). The FPLP will attach the applicable 15% or 100% of the payment continuously through BFS as the central or disbursing agent for the federal payment source. The paper levy method under IRC§ 6331(a), Levy and Distraint, or IRC§ 6331(e), Continuing Levy on Salary and Wages, using the Notice of Levy, Form 668-A or Form 668-W, respectively, will levy the federal payment source directly and attach the maximum amount allowed under those statutes. The maximum amount of levy proceeds received from either levy method will depend on the type of federal payment expected. Form 668-A or Form 668-W may not be used as a means to levy under the FPLP statute, IRC 6331(h).
Form 668-A or Form 668-W will have to be served or issued on the federal agency directly, not BFS. Prior to levying the federal agency with Form 668-A or Form 668-W on either the primary or secondary taxpayer, the revenue officer must release or block the module from FPLP . IRM 18.104.22.168.6, Blocking or Releasing FPLP Levy .
Electronic levies through the FPLP and paper levies issued under IRC§ 6331(a) or 6331(e) should not be issued or attach to the same federal payment source for the same payment. In this 'double levy' situation, if a paper levy is issued to a federal agency while the taxpayer is being levied through the FPLP for the same payment, the federal agency will return the paper levy to the originator with the exception of Social Security Administration (SSA) payments. IRM 22.214.171.124.2.2 Both levies should not be honored during the same time for the same payment by the federal payment agency. Only one levy tool at a time should be honored. In order for the agency to honor the paper levy, allow at least thirty (30) days after the module is removed from the FPLP (or thirty days after the TC 972 AC 060 posting date) to (re)issue a paper levy on the same federal payment source. This will ensure that BFS or the federal agency source's records no longer have the FPLP in effect and prevent a 'double levy'. If a 'double levy' does occur on the same federal payment pay date and the same pay date's proceeds are received from both levies, then see IRM 126.96.36.199.7
Form 668-A or Form 668-W may be used as a levy tool on a case, in addition to the FPLP, as long as the Form 668A/W is not served on a federal payment source. For example, a Form 668-A may be sent to a bank account, even if the taxpayer's federal payment is subject to the FPLP. If the Form 668-A or Form 668-W is served on a federal payment source, and the taxpayer is also in the FPLP, then there is a chance the FPLP may also levy the same federal payment source - which is prohibited based on the previous paragraph.
Revenue officers cannot close a case module as a continuous FPLP levy using a Status 60 input. Status 60 is normally used for continuous levies or installment agreements. The FPLP excludes Status 60 modules. In order to close a case that has an active FPLP levy module, then consider the following:
If a case has an active FPLP levy, and there is no cooperation or contact from the taxpayer, then determine if a paper levy under IRC 6331(a) or (e) is necessary and convert the FPLP levy to the paper levy, as discussed above, in order to close out the case through the continuous paper levy process.
If a case has an active FPLP levy, with no further case action to be taken, and, if the taxpayer has agreed to the amount of the FPLP continuous levy, then determine if an approved installment agreement can be established on the case.
Continuous levies under IRC§ 6331(e) on the federal payment agency may still be issued using Form 668-W, and placed in Status 60. See IRM 5.11.5, Notice of Levy, Levy on Wages, Salary and Other Income.
The criteria and delegation authority for release of levy will not change for the FPLP. See IRM 5.11.2, Serving Levies, Releasing Levies and Returning Property.
There will be instances where the FPLP may be released on certain cases based on reasons not defined in IRM 5.11.2. IRM 188.8.131.52.6.1, Requesting Assistance from the FPLP Coordinator on Certain Emergency Levy Release Situations. For cases involving Identity Theft refer to IRM 184.108.40.206, Collection Activity in Identity Theft Cases, and IRM 220.127.116.11.6, Levy Releases in Cases of Identity Theft.
The FPLP levy can only be released electronically. Do not use the Form 668–D, Release of Levy/Release of Property from Levy, as the means to release the levy from BFS or the federal payment agency source.
As discussed in IRM 18.104.22.168.3.4 , both spouses' SSNs on joint income tax liabilities will be part of the FPLP, and both may be receiving federal payments that are being levied simultaneously. If a levy release is warranted on either of the spouses, then the FPLP will be released on both. The FPLP cannot levy only one or the other spouse's federal payment. Another levy tool, i.e. Form 668-W or Form 668-A, may need to be issued to attach the leviable spouse's federal payment. IRM 22.214.171.124.5.1.
FPLP Exclusion Transaction Code: FPLP levies can only be released by posting a transaction code (TC) that would exclude the taxpayer from the FPLP as discussed in IRM 126.96.36.199.2.1. Exhibit 5.11.7-3.FPLP Exclusion Criteria. Posting a FPLP exclusion TC will generate a TC 972 AC 060, which reverses the existing TC 971 AC 060, and releases the levy.
Taxpayer E. Rockfish is being levied through the FPLP. Revenue Officer I. Salmon determined that Taxpayer Rockfish's case will be resolved as Currently Not Collectible (CNC) unable to pay and inputs a CNC TC 530 CC 24. Once the TC 530 cc 24 is posted, it will generate a TC 972 AC 060 indicating the module is released from the FPLP.
FPLP Block Transaction Code TC 971 AC 061: If a FPLP exclusion TC is not yet warranted on a taxpayer's case, then input the automated levy block, TC 971 AC 061, on each appropriate module that should not be levied. Posting the TC 971 AC 061 will either generate a TC 972 AC 060 (which reverses the existing TC 971 AC 060) or blocks the module from the FPLP and not allow a TC 971 AC 060 to post. There is no need to input both a FPLP exclusion TC and TC 971 AC 061. TC 971 AC 061 can be input via ICS or Form 4844. IRM 188.8.131.52.3.1, Case and Module Selection Process (TC 971 AC 060), for block indicators that should display on the module.
Revenue Officer I. Wahoo has a Status 26 FPLP case module on Taxpayer E. Rockfish. Revenue Officer Wahoo is in contact with Taxpayer Rockfish, and is in the middle of making a collection determination based on the financial condition of Taxpayer Rockfish. He has asked for additional financial information and for Taxpayer Rockfish to file delinquent returns by a certain due date. Since RO Wahoo is waiting for the information and not taking any enforcement action, RO Wahoo inputs a TC 971 AC 061 on each affected module to remove (or release) the accounts from the FPLP. The TC 971 AC 061 generates a TC 972 AC 060 to indicate the module is removed/released from the FPLP.
Revenue Officer T. Snapper does not want his taxpayer's new Status 21 balance due module going into the FPLP when it changes to Status 26 because he is working with the taxpayer. After managerial approval, Revenue Officer Snapper will request or input TC 971 AC 061 on the Status 21.
Taxpayer K. Dory who has modules in the FPLP with TC 971 AC 060, requests an OIC. Revenue Officer C. Mackerel inputs a pending OIC (TC 480) on all the modules. Since TC 480 is a FPLP exclusion TC, it will generate a TC 972 AC 060; therefore TC 971 AC 061 is not necessary and must not be input.
Any manually input TC 971 AC 061 will expire after 52 cycles. To keep the module blocked, another TC 971 AC 061 will need to be re-input and posted prior to the expiration of the previous TC 971 AC 061.
In cycle 200815, Revenue Officer B. Eel receives a status 26 case from status 24 queue. The case was already in the FPLP while in status 24, although no federal payments were matched or levied yet. Revenue Officer Eel does not want to use the FPLP as a collection tool yet, and after managerial approval, manually inputs a TC 971 AC 061 to hold off any possible FPLP action. In cycle 200910, Revenue Officer Eel is continuing to investigate the case and still does not want the case to go through the FPLP. The revenue officer re-inputs the TC 971 AC 061 in cycle 200910, because the TC 971 AC 061 from cycle 200815 will expire in 200914 (52 cycles).
Revenue Office Pike has been waiting for financial documents from his taxpayer, along with other internal case investigation information. There is a TC 971 AC 061 posted on his taxpayer's status 26 modules in order to prevent the FPLP. He recognizes that the TC 971 AC 061 was posted 45 cycles ago, and also realizes he will not receive the case information for another several weeks. Since the original TC 971 AC 061 will expire in 7 cycles, RO Pike requests another TC 971 AC 061 on the modules.
The exclusion TC or TC 971 AC 061 will generate the TC 972 AC 060 one cycle later. The TC 972 AC 060 must post on the account before the next payment is processed by BFS to prevent the levy on the next payment. BFS has different processing cutoff dates for each payment type:
FEDERAL PAYMENT PAYMENT DATE PROCESSING CUT OFF DATE OPM (Federal retirement income) 1st business date of each month 2 weeks before payment date SSA (OASDI) benefits 3rd business date of each month;
2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesday of each month
6 business days before the payment date RRB benefits (retirement annuity except Tier 2) 1st business date of each month 5 business days before the payment date Federal employee salaries Biweekly 14 days before payment date Defense and civilian agency contractor/vendor/supplier payments;
Federal employee travel payments;
CMS Medicare provider payments
Daily Cutoff dates vary;
payments may be processed up to 30 days prior to payment date
The following eight (8) examples in the next few sections describe when the automated levy release will take effect based on the payment processing cutoff chart described above; when it may be necessary to request a FPLP coordinator to 'rescind' the levy (as discussed in the next subsection) so that the next scheduled payment for the taxpayer is not levied; and when it may be necessary to determine if the levy payment should be returned, based on timing.
Since these examples explain timing situations, note that the Master File posting cycle calendar date indicated is a Monday.
Taxpayer Sandra Salmon dba Salmon Fishing has a delinquent Form 941 (MFT 01) for 200812 in Status 26, and Form 1040 (MFT 30) for 200812 in Status 26. Taxpayer Salmon no longer owns the business, but she does receive an OPM retirement payment the 1st of each month. Her November 1 OPM payment is levied through FPLP for her MFT 01 for 200812. She calls the IRS on November 2 to request an installment agreement and gets approved for it. On November 2, the revenue officer inputs a Status 60 and/or TC 971 AC 063 on her delinquent modules, which will release the FPLP levy.
When will the automated levy release take effect?
The Status 60 (or TC 971 AC 063) posts on the Master File. Based on the Master File posting cycle calendar, this will generate and post a TC 972 AC 060 on November 12, indicating the FPLP is released. The TC 972 AC 060 will post prior to the payment processing cutoff date, which is 2 weeks prior to her next OPM payment on December 1. In this example, the cutoff off date is November 16. Taxpayer Salmon's December 1 OPM payment should not be levied since the FPLP exclusion TC (Status 60 or TC 971 AC 063) and FPLP reversal TC (TC 972 AC 060) are posted before the processing cutoff time frame stated above.
Taxpayer Harry Halibut has a delinquent Form 1040 (MFT 30) for 200812 in Status 26. Taxpayer Halibut receives a SSA benefit payment on the fourth Wednesday of each month. His March SSA payment is levied through FPLP. He calls the IRS on March 31 to request and is granted an unable to pay hardship determination. On March 31, the revenue officer inputs a TC 530 CC 25, which will release the FPLP levy.
When will the automated levy release take effect?
The TC 530 CC 25 posts on the Master File. Based on the Master File posting cycle calendar, this will generate and post a TC 972 AC 060 on April 9. The TC 972 AC 060 posting date is prior to the cut off date, which is 6 business dates before his next scheduled SSA payment (fourth Wednesday) in April. In this example, the fourth Wednesday in April is April 25, and the cutoff date is April 18. Therefore, the April SSA payment will not be levied.
Taxpayer Catch-A-Cod LLC (which is an association corporation with shareholders) has multiple delinquent Form 941s (MFT 01) for all quarters in 2009 through 20011 - all in Status 26. Catch-A-Cod receives federal contractor payments from the Department of Agriculture on various payment dates (depending on when the taxpayer submits invoices to Agriculture) since September. The taxpayer's federal contractor payment disbursements due to be paid on October 5 and payment dates thereafter were levied through the FPLP. On October 15, the taxpayer's power of attorney requests a release of levy, and applies for and is able to acquire a processible offer-in-compromise from the revenue officer. On October 15, the revenue officer inputs a TC 480 on all the delinquent modules, which will release the FPLP levy.
When will the automated levy release take effect?
The TC 480 posts on the Master File. Based on the Master File posting cycle calendar, this will generate and post a TC 972 AC 060 on October 25. Since the payment dates on federal contractor payments vary (depending on the payment terms in the contract), it will be difficult to determine which federal payment that is due to the taxpayer, will not be continuously levied. Though the TC 972 AC 060 officially posted on October 25, and is removed from the FPLP, there may be invoices and payments already in process with the levy still in effect prior to October 25. The taxpayer should contact their contracting officer to see when the FPLP levy has been released from their future payments processed after October 25.
Taxpayer Tracy Trout has delinquent Form 1040s (MFT 30) for 201012 through 201312 in Status 26. Taxpayer Trout works for the State Department as a federal employee, and receives her federal salary every two weeks on Tuesday. Her May 10 salary payment was levied through the FPLP, and her next pay date is May 24. On May 13 she calls the IRS to request and is granted an installment agreement. The revenue officer inputs TC 971 AC 063 and Status 60 on her accounts on May 13, which will release the FPLP levy.
When will the automated levy release take effect?
The TC 971 AC 063 posts on the Master File. Based on the Master File posting cycle calendar, this will generate and post a TC 972 AC 060 on May 27. Taxpayer Trout's next pay date on May 24 will still be levied since the processing cutoff date chart above indicates the TC 972 060 should post at least 14 days before the next pay date to avoid the levy - in this case, it should have posted by May 10. The levy release will be in effect for her next pay date on June 7 in the process discussed in the next paragraph.
If the processing cutoff date is missed, then the automated levy release will be effective for the payments thereafter. IRM 184.108.40.206.7.Returning FPLP Levy Proceeds, to determine if the levied payment may be returned via the manual refund process due to these timing issues.
Taxpayer Albert Almond has a delinquent Form 1040 (MFT 30) for 201412 in Status 26. Taxpayer Almond receives an OPM benefit payment on the 1st of each month. His July 1 OPM payment is levied through FPLP. On July 15, Taxpayer Almond calls the IRS to request an installment agreement and gets approved for it. The IRS employee inputs a Status 60 on July 15, which generates and posts a TC 972 AC 060.
When will the automated levy release take effect?
The TC 972 AC 060 will post on July 29 based on the Master File posting cycle chart. Based on the payment processing cutoff date table, the TC 972 AC 060 posted on July 29 will not post in time to prevent his August 1 OPM payment from being levied. In order for the FPLP levy to not take the taxpayer's August 1 OPM payment, the TC 972 AC 060 should have been posted at least 14 days before August 1, which is July 18. The TC 972 AC 060 will post on the module in time to prevent his September 1 OPM payment from being levied. If the taxpayer's financial situation warrants a return of levy proceeds from the August 1 OPM payment, then the criteria and procedures under IRM 220.127.116.11.7 must be followed.
Taxpayer Cathy Cashew has a delinquent Form 1040 (MFT 30) for 200812 in Status 24. Taxpayer Cashew receives a SSA benefit payment on the 3rd of each month. Her December 3rd SSA payment is levied through FPLP. She calls the IRS on January 1 to request and is approved for a hardship determination. The IRS employee inputs a TC 530 CC 32 on January 1, which will generate and post a TC 972 AC 060.
When will the automated levy release take effect?
The TC 530 CC 32 and the TC 972 AC 060 will not be posted until the Master File 'dead cycle' period is completed (which is after cycle 04, and in this example is January 23.) The TC 972 AC 060 will not be posted in time to 'save' the January 3rd SSA payment from being levied. In order for the FPLP levy to not take the taxpayer's January 3 SSA payment, the TC 972 AC 060 should have been posted at least 6 business days before January 3, which is the processing cutoff time frame discussed in the table above. In this example, the cutoff date for the January 3 payment is December 24. The TC 972 AC 060 will post on the module on January 23 which is in time to prevent her February 3 SSA payment from being levied. The cutoff date for the February 3 payment is January 26. If the taxpayer's financial situation warrants a return of levy proceeds from the January 3rd SSA payment, then the criteria and procedures under IRM 18.104.22.168.7 must be followed.
If the TC is not posted by the processing cutoff date or cannot be posted because of the Master File 'dead cycles' during the first two or three cycles of each year, and to avoid the next scheduled federal payment from being levied, then the FPLP levy may need to be released by the FPLP coordinator as discussed in the next section.
For cases in Status 26, selected Collection Advisory office will have a designated FPLP coordinator who will have real-time secured web access to the BFS database system in order to temporarily release or "rescind" a levy during certain situations discussed below. On the IRS intranet Servicewide Electronic Research Program (SERP) page, under "Who/Where" , the FPLP coordinators can be identified based on taxpayer’s geographical location.
As discussed in the previous subsection, a FPLP levy is released by posting a FPLP exclusion TC (i.e. Status 60) or FPLP block (TC 971 AC 061) on the account. Those TCs will generate the TC 972 AC 060 indicating the FPLP levy is released. If the TC 972 AC 060 has not yet posted to release the levy and the taxpayer's next payment is imminent, then to avoid that payment from being levied, a levy release request to the FPLP coordinator may be necessary. (See IRM 22.214.171.124.6.2, FPLP Coordinator Duties.) The FPLP coordinator may be able to 'rescind' the levy through the BFS database system in time to save the next payment from being levied but only if there is still time to input the 'rescind' action prior to the payment processing cutoff chart discussed above. The "rescind" input must be completed before the payment cutoff date as discussed above in IRM 126.96.36.199.6 (7). Most of the time, the FPLP coordinator 'rescind' action can be done only on payments paid 'monthly', such as the OPM retirement payments or SSA benefit payments. Since federal salaries and contractor/vendor payments are paid more often and their processing cutoff dates shortened or unknown, then the systemic levy release will usually not be effective until after 2 cycled pay dates.
Taxpayer D. Oilfish has a delinquent Form 1040 (MFT 30) for 201312 in Status 26. Taxpayer Oilfish receives an OPM retirement payment the 1st of each month. Her November 1 OPM payment is levied through FPLP. She calls the IRS on November 10 to request an installment agreement and gets approved for it. On November 10, the revenue officer inputs a Status 60 and/or TC 971 AC 063, which will release the FPLP levy.
Will the 'rescind' release the next payment from the levy?
The Status 60 (or TC 971 AC 063) should post on the Master File, and will generate and post a TC 972 AC 060 to indicate the FPLP is released. Based on the Master File posting cycle chart, the TC 972 AC 060 will post on November 21. The TC 972 AC 060 will not post in time to release the levy on her December 1 OPM payment prior to the processing cutoff date of November 17. The TC 972 AC 060 should have posted at least 14 days prior to the December 1 payment date. If the taxpayer wants to 'save' her December 1 OPM payment from being levied, then the revenue officer should request the FPLP coordinator 'rescind' the levy on November 10. Since November 10 'rescind' input through the BFS system is before the November 17 processing cutoff date (or more than 14 days before the December 1 payment date), then the December 1 OPM payment will not be levied. The TC 972 AC 060 will have posted in time so that the January 1 OPM payment is not levied.
Taxpayer I. Skipjack has a delinquent Form 1040 (MFT 30) for 200812 in Status 26. Taxpayer Skipjack receives a SSA benefit payment on the 3rd of each month. His March 3 SSA payment is levied through FPLP. He calls the IRS on March 16 to request and is granted an unable to pay hardship determination. The revenue officer inputs a TC 530 CC 24 on March 16, which will generate the TC 972 AC 060 and release the FPLP levy.
Will the 'rescind' release the next payment from the levy?
The TC 530 CC 25 posts on the Master File, which will generate and post the TC 972 AC 060 on March 30 based on the Master File posting cycle chart. Based on the processing cutoff date chart, the TC 972 AC 060 will not post in time to release the levy prior to the taxpayer's next SSA payment on April 3. The TC 972 AC 060 should have posted at least 6 business days prior to the April 3 payment date or which is, in this example, March 26. If the taxpayer wants to 'save' his April 3 SSA payment from being levied, then the revenue officer should request the FPLP coordinator 'rescind' the levy on March 16. Since March 16 'rescind' input through the BFS system is before the March 26 processing cutoff date (or more than 6 business days before the April 3 SSA payment date), then the April 3 SSA payment will not be levied. The TC 972 AC 060 will be posted in time so that the May 3 SSA payment is not levied.
The levy "rescind" on the BFS database is temporary only, and effective at the time of the input until the next time the BFS database is updated with taxpayer information from the Master File, which is usually every week. The FPLP coordinator's "rescind" input in the BFS database will not upload to IDRS or MF.
Since the BFS database is updated weekly with the current taxpayer information from the Master File, the "rescind" action by the FPLP coordinator will only last until the database is updated again, which is usually the following week. It may take up to 3 cycles before the BFS database receives the FPLP reversal TC 972 AC 060, and it may be necessary to request the rescind as often as necessary until the TC 972 AC 060 posts. It will be the responsibility of the employee requesting the "rescind" to monitor the exclusion TC and FPLP reversal TC 972 AC 060.
To release a FPLP levy through the FPLP coordinator's rescind input in the above situations, prepare Form 4844 and send it to the FPLP coordinator. Call the FPLP coordinator to ensure receipt of Form 4844, and keep a copy of the form. Indicate on Form 4844:
Under "Remarks" — FPLP Levy Release
Taxpayer's TIN, name and address
Signature of delegated official authorized to release levies
If a TC 971 AC 061 FPLP block is required on the modules and cannot be input via ICS, then use a separate Form 4844 and forward it to the appropriate area, i.e. Case Processing. Do not send this FPLP block request to the FPLP coordinator. See the subsection for the FPLP coordinator duties.
Certain case situations that may warrant a FPLP coordinator release are, but not limited to:
Open bankruptcy situations: Insolvency personnel should refer to IRM 188.8.131.52.4, Common Bankruptcy Issues, Federal Payment Levy Program. Under certain conditions, the FPLP coordinator may facilitate the release from the BFS database system. Insolvency units will also input the TC 520, which will systemically generate a TC 972 AC 060 and reverse the module out of the FPLP,
Wrongful or erroneous levies,
Economic hardship determinations as defined under Treas. Reg. § 301.6343–1(b)(4),
Another situation is based on a Treasury and Defense Department (DoD) agencies' interagency agreement regarding the 100% FPLP levy on Defense contractor payments. Those levies will be considered for emergency release based on national security concerns due to the contractor’s inability to perform their contract, OR that the levy will jeopardize contract performance and impose significant additional costs to the Federal government. If a taxpayer claims either of these situations, then collection field function employees should take the following actions:
Inform the taxpayer to contact their DoD contracting officer (CO).The DoD CO should have pre-established communication channels within the DoD and DFAS about these issues.
If necessary, DoD may inform the IRS/FPLP headquarters, in writing, of the necessity of a particular contract to be performed and not levied due to national security interest or the significant additional financial cost to the Federal government, and formally request the levy release and/or return of levy proceeds of that particular contractor/taxpayer.
When DoD informs FPLP headquarters, FPLP headquarters will then contact the FPLP coordinator, based on the taxpayer location. The coordinator will initiate expedited handling of the case and direct contact from IRS to that particular contractor/taxpayer. IRM 184.108.40.206.6.3.
Disagreements over these decisions or the need for additional financial information from the taxpayer as part of negotiating for these decisions will be handled on a case by case situation.
While the taxpayer pursues this action to get the levy released, Collection should continue with standard operating procedures for collection, which may include allowing the levy to continue.
Collection or the FPLP coordinator should not release or block the levy solely due to the taxpayer’s claim for these reasons. The levy release determination will be based on DoD communication through IRS/FPLP headquarters, and the case will be handled accordingly.
As indicated above, selected Collection Advisory offices have a designated FPLP coordinator who will have on-line and real-time access to the BFS database system in order to temporarily release or "rescind" a levy during certain situations.
FPLP coordinators will have and should maintain their computer web access to the BFS website, known as the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) taxpayer database, in order to input (aka "rescind" ) emergency or stop-gap FPLP levy release requests. On the IRS intranet Servicewide Electronic Research Program (SERP) page, under "Who/Where" , the appropriate FPLP coordinator can be identified for each case.
The FPLP coordinators are not required to input the TC 971 AC 061 block/release or any other TC excluding the account from the FPLP. It is the responsibility of the operational/functional (i.e. Collection Field, TAS, TAC) employee resolving the case to input or forward it to the appropriate unit, i.e. Case Processing.
Form 4844 will serve as the input document for the FPLP coordinator. The coordinator will sign onto the BFS system and rescind all the modules from the levy.
Requests for FPLP levy rescinds must be input within one (1) workday from receipt.
The original Form 4844 will be annotated with the date and time that the release was input into the BFS database and maintained in a file for 30 days.
The FPLP coordinator is not responsible for authorizing the levy release.
Coordinators should also provide subject matter support for the operating and functional divisions, and should also contact the FPLP headquarters staff for clarity and guidance.
In rare instances and under the guidance of FPLP headquarters staff, the coordinators may be delegated to coordinate FPLP case-related recovery efforts of systemic erroneous levy situations or expedited case handling. IRM 220.127.116.11.6.3., Additional FPLP Coordinator Duties for Certain Expedited Case Handling.
FPLP headquarters will initiate these necessary steps with the local FPLP coordinator, in order to facilitate expedited case handling of certain FPLP cases.
The local FPLP coordinator will open a NFOI 148, Lien Priority Other, note the case history and initiate a mandatory outgoing Advisory Courtesy Investigation to the collection field function (or to the assigned revenue officer of the case), in order to make contact with the taxpayer. The group manager assigning the investigation should advise the revenue officer that because of the sensitive nature of the investigation, contact with the taxpayer will generally be made within three (3) work days from receipt.
The following subsections outline the rare situations and procedures that require expedited case handling through the FPLP coordinator.
Currently, expedited FPLP case handling has been established for national security reasons requested by the Department of Defense (DoD). IRM 18.104.22.168.6.1, Requesting Assistance from the FPLP Coordinator on Certain Emergency Levy Release Situations. The issuance of the mandatory NFOI should only be the case when standard operating procedures do not apply for levy relief outlined in IRM 22.214.171.124. The mandatory NFOI must include the following three objectives for this expedited case handling:
the levy release determination and/or processing based on DoD's mitigating reasons;
the return of levied proceeds determination and/or processing, if applicable;
and resolving the collection case.
FPLP headquarters will contact the local FPLP coordinator to release the FPLP levy and/or block the FPLP with TC 971 AC 061 or the appropriate exclusion TC through the appropriate Case Processing campus site, or assigned revenue officer. There may be situations where the levy will not be fully released, but where it is agreed that only a partial amount (less than 100%) may still be levied. There will be no NFOI levy release determination necessary from the collection field function; the local FPLP coordinator will open a 193 Lien/Levy module and note the case history. The levy release, as determined by IRS FPLP headquarters, should be completed within 48 hours of DoD's request.
For the return of levied proceeds, if applicable, IRS FPLP headquarters will request BFS to electronically return the proceeds (full or partial) to the taxpayer directly. (Standard IRS manual refund procedures of these levied proceeds will not be initiated in these situations.) There will be no NFOI determination necessary from the collection field function; the local FPLP coordinator will open a 193 Lien/Levy module and note the case history. The return of levied proceeds will be indicated with a TC 672 DPC 18 and will be electronically refunded by BFS back to the taxpayer’s financial account to which it would have originally been deposited - usually within 48 hours from the time BFS receives the request from the IRS.
The case will still need to be resolved through the ICS mandatory NFOI by the collection field function or assigned revenue officer. This mandatory NFOI will require expedited handling to ensure resolution of the case in order to satisfy any outstanding national security and interagency concerns.
Besides national security, the IRS has also agreed to review case situations requested by the DoD where the FPLP levy would jeopardize the performance of a Defense contract and produce a significant additional cost to the Federal government.
FPLP headquarters will contact the local FPLP coordinator to facilitate the issuance of an outgoing OI to the collection field function. The collection field function should make contact with the taxpayer generally within 48 hours of receipt of the OI, make a levy release determination and notify FPLP headquarters. The levy release determination should take into consideration the mitigating circumstances presented by the DoD due to the potential loss to the Federal government. If the levy release is warranted, then process the release. IRM 126.96.36.199.6. Blocking or Releasing FPLP Levy. There may be situations where the levy will not need to be fully released when it is agreed that only a partial amount (less than 100%) may still be levied. In order to receive only a partial amount of the FPLP levy payment under these reasons, the 100% FPLP payment will need to be posted, and then a partial return of levy proceeds should be processed
The return of levy proceeds, if warranted, will also be considered on a case by case basis by the collection field function and if returning the (partial or full) proceeds is warranted, then process through the standard manual refund procedures within IRS. IRM 188.8.131.52.7, Returning FPLP Levy Proceeds.
The case will still need to be resolved through the mandatory OI by the collection field function. This mandatory OI will require expedited handling to ensure resolution of the case in order satisfy any outstanding interagency concerns.
In these situations, it is the IRS contacting the taxpayer regarding the levy relief, and not the taxpayer contacting the IRS. Therefore, during the course of resolving the case in either situation, if the taxpayer does not make the concerted effort to contact and/or resolve the case with the revenue officer, it may be necessary to contact FPLP headquarters through the FPLP coordinator to determine if the FPLP should continue and to consider its impact with the DoD. Contact may be made with DoD as long as third party contact provisions are satisfied.
Revenue officers may manually reverse any TC 971 AC 061 with a TC 972 AC 061, at anytime during their collection case strategy in order to place the module into the FPLP. (The DLN in the TC 972 AC 061 will display a random series of numbers.) The module should then be systemically selected into the FPLP, as along as the FPLP selection criteria is met. IRM 184.108.40.206.2, FPLP Selection Criteria. See IRM 220.127.116.11.1, Pre-Levy Considerations, if appropriate.
As discussed in IRM 18.104.22.168.2.4, Modules Systemically Blocked From FPLP, Indian Tribal Government's delinquent accounts are systemically blocked from the FPLP. Collection employees must contact the ITG specialist assigned to the Tribe prior to reversing the FPLP block on an ITG case. Refer to IRM 22.214.171.124, Indian Tribal Governments.
There are also systemic criteria that determine when the FPLP TC 971 AC 061 block is reversed with TC 972 AC 061:
Expiration of manually input TC 971 AC 061 block: Any manual input of TC 971 AC 061 will systemically expire 52 cycles later. The DLN in TC 972 AC 061 will display a series of "8" s.
Status update change: When a FPLP module that has either a systemic or manual TC 971 AC 061, moves into a non-FPLP status, i.e. Status 58 or Status 72, it is systemically reversed with TC 972 AC 061. The DLN in the TC 972 AC 061 will display a series of 9s.
Certain Status 22 (ACS) inventories, including most FERDI cases. See IRM 126.96.36.199.2.4. The DLN in the TC 972 AC 061 will display a random series of numbers.
FPLP payments are systemically identified with a TC 670 DPC 18 or DPC 19.
There may be situations where a levied payment may be returned. Returning the levied proceeds must be approved by the delegating official authorized to return levy proceeds as directed under Delegation Order 5-3 and in accordance with IRM 188.8.131.52, Returning Levied Property to the Taxpayer. FPLP levy payments can only be refunded if the payment date is within 9 months preceding the request for return of funds. FPLP levy payment dates should be verified before refunding the payment. Process the return of FPLP levy proceeds using the manual refund procedures found in IRM 184.108.40.206, Cases Requiring Special Handling, Manual Refund. For cases involving Identity Theft, refer to IRM 220.127.116.11.1.1, Returning Levied Property in Cases of Identity Theft.
In situations due to timing issues, where a levy has been released and the levied payment has already been processed by BFS, but not yet transmitted to the IRS by the pay date, the levied payment may be returned to the taxpayer in accordance with IRM 18.104.22.168. There may be other situations, as discussed in IRM 22.214.171.124, where the levied proceeds that had already been received prior to the levy release may be returned to the taxpayer and a manual refund processed.
In situations where the levy was released due to a finding of economic hardship or because the taxpayer entered into an installment agreement, the levied payment may be returned to the taxpayer subject to the nine month look-back period stated in (2); generally, it is in the Government's best interest to do so. See IRM 126.96.36.199.1(4). However, if the taxpayer requests that the IRS keep the funds, the IRS should follow the taxpayer's instructions.
In situations where a paper levy and FPLP levy attached the same federal payment simultaneously (known as a 'double levy') and both levies' proceeds from the same pay date are posted on the account, then the paper levy proceeds will need to be returned in accordance with IRM 188.8.131.52. Both levies should not be in effect on the same payment, where 15% of the payment was attached by the FPLP and the paper levy attaches the remaining amount (or however the federal payment agency calculated the payment to satisfy both the levies). Since the paper levy should not have been issued because the FPLP is indicated on the account, then the paper levy proceeds need to be refunded, as the administrative procedures were not followed to prevent simultaneous or 'double' levies. In certain situations, the FPLP levy proceeds may be returned in lieu of the paper levy proceeds, particularly if the FPLP is removed (released or blocked) from the account, and the paper levy is attaching the federal payment.
Taxpayer J. Flounder's federal employee salary payment for March 2016 was levied for 15% through the FPLP, but a paper levy was also issued by Revenue Officer L. Lemonsole, which attached the remaining amount. Revenue Officer Lemonsole did not block (TC 971 AC 061) the FPLP prior to issuing the paper levy and did not put the paper levy in continuous levy (Status 60) status to prevent the FPLP. Taxpayer Flounder's employer did not stop the paper levy disbursement, and remitted Taxpayer Flounder's salary proceeds for the paper levy while the FPLP systemically levied also. The paper levy proceeds should be returned and refunded to Taxpayer Flounder, along with releasing the paper levy.
In the above situations, if the tax module is or will be full paid or satisfied from the delayed posting of the payment and/or from other credits regardless if the federal payment is subsequently returned, then it is necessary to ensure the applicable Notice of Federal Tax Lien is manually released even while the account adjustments are pending. See IRM 184.108.40.206.1 regarding the necessity of a manual lien release. Employees of functions with access to the Automated Lien System (ALS) will input lien release requests in these situations. For those functions that do not have access to ALS, determine the Centralized Case Processing Lien Units (CCP-LU) contact on the IRS intranet by going to:
IRS Intranet Homepage
Case Processing Lien Units
The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (AKPFD) Levy Program is an automated levy program, which operates in conjunction with the State of Alaska, Department of Revenue, Permanent Fund Dividend Division (PFDD).
Information pertaining to the AKPFD criteria, process and procedures can be found under IRM 5.19.9, Collection, Liability Collection, Automated Levy Programs.
The Municipal Tax Levy Program (MTLP) is the newest of the four automated levy programs. MTLP matches a Master File database of delinquent taxpayers eligible to be levied against a database of local income tax refunds for each municipality participating in MTLP.
Information pertaining to the MTLP criteria, process and procedures can be found under IRM 5.19.9, Liability Collection, Automated Levy Programs.
|(0407) NFC PAID AGENCIES|
|Armed Forces Retirement Home|
|Agricultural Marketing Service|
|Architect of the Capitol|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service|
|Appalachian Regional Commission|
|Agricultural Research Service|
|U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board|
|Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives|
|Alcohol and Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau|
|Office of the Under Secretary (B&TS)|
|Immigration and Customs Enforcement|
|Bureau of the Census|
|Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services|
|Federal Law Enforcement Training Center|
|Bureau of Economic Analysis|
|Bureau of Engraving and Printing|
|U.S. Botanic Garden|
|Bureau of Industry and Security|
|Bureau of the Public Debt|
|U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims|
|Congressional Budget Office|
|Congressional Executive Committee on the People's Republic of China|
|Child Care Development Center|
|Commodity Futures Trading Commission|
|U.S. Coast Guard (Civilian Pay)|
|Corporation for National and Community Service|
|Community Relations Service Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe|
|U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board|
|Office of the Director|
|Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service|
|Bureau of Customs and Border Protection|
|Office for Infrastructure Analysis|
|Drug Enforcement Administration|
|Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board|
|Department of Education|
|Department of Labor|
|Department of State|
|Office of the Under Secretary (MGMT)|
|Economic Development Administration|
|Executive Office for Immigration Review|
|Office of Civil Rights|
|Directorate for Emergency Preparedness & Response, Office of the Under Secretary|
|Economic Research Service|
|Economics and Statistics Administration|
|Foreign Agricultural Service|
|Farm Credit Administration|
|Federal Air Marshals Service|
|Federal Communications Commission|
|Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation|
|Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation|
|Federal Election Commission|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency|
|Federal Energy Regulatory Commission|
|Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|Federal Maritime Commission|
|Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service|
|Financial Management Service|
|Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission|
|Food and Nutrition Service|
|Federal Prison System|
|Farm Service Agency|
|Farm Service Agency - County Offices|
|Food Safety and Inspection Service|
|Government Accountability Office|
|Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration|
|Government Printing Office|
|(Leased Lines for DEPNET)|
|Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General|
|Office for Information Analysis|
|International Boundary & Water Commission|
|Interagency Council on the Homeless|
|Office of the Under Secretary (Information Analysis & Infrastructure Protection)|
|Institute of Museum and Library Services|
|Internal Revenue Service|
|International Trade Administration|
|Office of the Inspector General|
|Library of Congress|
|Minority Business Development Agency|
|Merit Systems Protection Board|
|National Appeals Division|
|National Agricultural Statistics Service|
|National Capital Planning Commission|
|National Endowment for the Arts|
|National Endowment for the Humanities|
|National Gallery of Art|
|National Gallery of Art (Publication Fund)|
|National Gallery of Art (Trust Fund)|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|National Labor Relations Board|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service|
|National Sheep Industry Improvement Center|
|National Telecommunications and Information Administration|
|National Technical Information Service|
|Office of Budget and Program Analysis|
|Office of Communications|
|Office of Compliance|
|Office of the Comptroller of the Currency|
|Office of the Chief Information Officer|
|Office of Chief Economist|
|Office of the Chief Financial Officer|
|Office of the Executive Secretariat|
|Office of the Inspector General|
|Office of the General Counsel|
|Office of Government Ethics|
|Office of Inspector General|
|Office of Justice Programs|
|Immediate Office of the Secretary|
|Office of the Secretary|
|US Office of Special Counsel|
|Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission|
|Office of Thrift Supervision|
|U.S./Saudi Arabian Joint Commission On Economic Cooperation|
|Treasury's Personal Services Contractors - Foreign|
|Patent and Trademark Office|
|Pretrial Services Agency|
|Rural Business-Cooperative Service Rural Housing Service|
|Reading is Fundamental|
|Risk Management Agency|
|Rural Utilities Service|
|Small Business Administration|
|Office of the Secretary|
|Smithsonian Institution (Federal)|
|Smithsonian Institution (Trust)|
|U.S. Senate Restaurants|
|United States Secret Service|
|Office of the Under Secretary (S&T)|
|Transportation Security Administration|
|Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives|
|Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration|
|Treasury Office of the Inspector General|
|Treasury Technical Assistance|
|US Attorneys Office|
|US Agency for International Development|
|US Commission on Civil Rights|
|US Capitol Police|
|US Marshals Service|
|US Trustee Program|
|Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Federal)|
|Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Trust)|
|(O801) NBC PAID AGENCIES|
|Arctic Research Commission|
|African Development Foundation|
|Bureau of Indian Affairs|
|Bureau of Land Management|
|Bureau of Reclamation|
|Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board|
|Consumer Product Safety Commission|
|Department of Education|
|Department of Transportation|
|Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
|Federal Labor Relations Authority|
|Federal Trade Commission|
|Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation|
|International Trade Commission|
|James Madison Memorial Foundation|
|Millennium Challenge Corporation|
|Minerals Management Service|
|National Aeronautics Space Administration|
|National Labor Relations Board|
|National Park Service|
|National Science Foundation|
|National Transportation Safety Board|
|Nuclear Regulatory Commission|
|Office of Aircraft Services|
|Office of Inspector General -Dept of Interior|
|Office of Navajo/Hopi Indian Relocation|
|Office of Special Trustee for American Indians|
|Office of Surface Mining|
|Office of Secretary - Dept of Interior|
|Overseas Private Investment Corp|
|Pension Benefits Guarantee Corp|
|Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation|
|Securities and Exchange Commission|
|Selective Service System|
|Social Security Administration|
|Surface Transportation Board|
|US Geological Survey|
|US Trade & Development Agency|
|Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission|
|Valles Caldera Trust|
|(0305) GSA PAID AGENCIES (WITH SUBOFFICE CODE)|
|GS0||General Services Administration|
|RR0||Railroad Retirement Board|
|OM0||Office of Personnel Management|
|AB1 through AB6||American Battles Monuments Commission|
|AI0||U.S. Institute of Peace (Some employees may not be citizens and not subject to TOP)|
|BF0||Defense Facilities Nuclear Safety Board (paid allowances, not salaries)|
|BH0||Commission for the Preservation of American's Heritage Abroad|
|BW0||Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board|
|BZ0||Christopher Columbus Fellowship foundation|
|CO0 FN0 SC0||Superior Courts of the District of Columbia|
|CU0||National Credit Union Association|
|DA0||Delta Regional Authority|
|DB0||Public Interest Declassification Board|
|EB0||Import/Export Bank of the U.S.|
|EO0||Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in Nat'l Environmental Policy fund|
|F10||Appraisal Subcommittee/Federal Financial Institutions Exam Council|
|GE0||Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation|
|GO0||Vietnam Education Foundation|
|GQ0||Election Assistance Commission|
|HB0||Committee for Purchase From People who are Blind or Severely Disabled|
|HW0||U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness|
|LQ0||Stennis Center for Public Service|
|MA0||Marine Mammal Commission|
|NK0||National Council on Disability|
|NQ0||National Archives and Records Administration|
|NM0||National Mediation Board|
|SM0||JFK Center for the Performing Arts|
|UJ0||Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission|
|WH0||Former President Annuitant (1099 income)|
|ZL0 ZL9||Medicare Payment Advisory Commission|
|ZP0||U.S. Commission on Int'l Religious Freedom|
|ZS0||U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission|
|(0102) DFAS PAID AGENCIES (WITH SUBOFFICE CODE)|
|ZPH||Department of Health and Human Services and its agencies|
|ZPE||Department of Energy|
|ZPA||Environmental Protection Agency|
|ZPB||Broadcasting Board of Governors|
|ZPV||Department of Veterans Affairs|
|ZKE ZFA ZFR OMA ZL0 ZGT ZKA CP1||Defense Civilian Agencies|
This table is a matrix that displays what types of federal payments are levied in the FPLP; what levy type code is displayed under Miscellaneous Field (TC 971 AC 662, 677 or 762); what account TINs are matched against the payments; and the levy percentage of the payment. For example, the SSA payments are levied for 15% against the IMF primary or secondary SSN, BMF (sole prop) XREF SSN, and BMF primary SSN. IRM 220.127.116.11.1.1.
|FEDERAL PAYMENT TYPE||LEVY TYPE CODE||LEVY PERCENTAGE FOR|
|IMF PRIMARY SSN||IMF SECONDARY SSN||BMF PRIMARY EIN||BMF X-REF (Sole Prop) SSN||BMF PRIMARY SSN|
|FEDERAL (OPM) RETIREMENT||OTH||15%||15%||N/A||15%||15%|
|FEDERAL CIVILIAN AGENCY (TREASURY DISBURSED) CONTRACTOR/VENDOR||OTH||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|FEDERAL CIVILIAN AGENCY (NON-TREASURY DISBURSED) CONTRACTOR/VENDOR||USPS||OTH||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|MILITARY (DEFENSE) CONTRACTOR/VENDOR||OTH||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|CMS MEDICARE (PARTS A & B) PROVIDER/SUPPLIER||OTH||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
All balance due modules of an entity that has one or more of the following codes in any balance due module or in the entity, will be systemically reversed out of or excluded from the FPLP:
|TRANSACTION or FREEZE CODE or INDICATOR||DESCRIPTION|
|A||Unreversed TC 500 or CZ indicator 1||Military deferment or Combat Zone|
|B||Unreversed TC 914 or - (minus) Z Freeze||Active CID investigation|
|C||Unreversed TC 480 or TC 780 or – (minus) Y Freeze||OIC pending or approved|
|D||Unreversed TC 530 CC 24–32||CNC Unable to Pay|
|E||Unreversed TC 530 CC 08||CNC Deceased|
|F||Unreversed TC 540 or Date of Death indicated on INOLES||Deceased taxpayer|
|G||Unreversed TC 971 AC 043||Pending IA prior to a FPLP levy only|
|H||Unreversed TC 971 AC 063||Current or approved IA|
|I||Unreversed TC 524||Collateral Agreement pending or approved|
|J||Unreversed TC 971 AC 086, 087, 688||Disaster Zone|
|K||Unreversed TC 520 all CCs||Bankruptcy/Litigation|
|L||Unreversed TC 520 CC 76, 77 (CDP)||CDP on filed lien or intent to levy with Appeals Office|
|M||Unreversed TC 470 with a defined CC only||Taxpayer claim or adjustment to return is pending|
|N||Unreversed Master File Employment Code< F||Taxpayer is a Federal Government agency|
|O||KITA, HSTG - Master File entity indicators||Taxpayer is Killed in Terrorist Action, or Taxpayer is in Hostage Situation|
|P||Unreversed TC 971 AC 275 - IMF only posted 200853 or earlier||Taxpayer files CDP request (levy or lien or combo)|
|Q||Unreversed TC 971 AC 630 - IMF only||Taxpayer files CDP request (levy or combo). This does not apply to FEDCON|
|R||Unreversed TC 530 CC 13||In business, unable to pay back taxes|
A balance due module that has one of the following, will be systemically reversed out of or excluded from the FPLP:
|TRANSACTION or FREEZE CODE or INDICATOR||REMARKS|
|A||Earliest CSED is within 1 month of expiration||For modules where a FPLP levy exists on any federal payment source|
|B||Unreversed TC 971 AC 061||Block from FPLP|
|C||Unreversed TC 971 AC 065||Innocent Spouse module|
|D||Unreversed TC 971 AC 071||Injured Spouse module|
|E||Unreversed TC 971 AC 275 - BMF only posted 200853 or earlier||Taxpayer files CDP request (levy or lien or combo)|
|F||Unreversed TC 971 AC 630 - BMF only||Taxpayer files CDP request (levy or combo). This does not apply to FEDCON|
|G||Additional TC 240 (MFT 55 only), TC 29x, or TC 30x assessment||If these TCs are posted between the last posted TC 971 AC 069 and the current cycle, except where this is an intervening Status 12 between TC 971 AC 069 and current cycle|
|H||Unreversed TC 470 no CC if posted prior to FPLP levy||Amended return claim pending|
|I||Entity TC 076 with alpha indicators C, F||LLC Disregarded Entity - only employment tax periods prior to January 2009 will be excluded from the FPLP|
|J||Unreversed TC 971 AC 365, 366 posted on any tax module prior to January 2009||LLC Disregarded Entity- only employment tax periods prior to January 2009 will be excluded from the FPLP. Other tax periods or employment tax period after January 2009 may be selected.|
|K||Unreversed TC 240 Penalty Reference Code 648 on MFT 55 or MFT 13||IRC 6707A civil penalty|
|L||Unreversed TC 530 CC 17, 18, 19||LLC Disregarded Entity, Single Member Owner (SMO), and where SMO is uncollectible due to UTL, UTC or tolerance|
|M||Unreversed TC 976 or 977 or –(minus) A Freeze||Duplicate return freeze|
The following entity or module will be systemically blocked from the FPLP and may be manually unblocked to be included into the FPLP:
|Unreversed Master File entity employment code: G, T, (I -January 2008)||Taxpayer is a state or local government entity; Taxpayer is a Indian Tribal Government entity or Alaska Native Village|
|ACS modules at inception of St 22||Certain modules in certain Status 22 ACS inventories are subsequently systemically unblocked; refer to IRM 18.104.22.168.2.3|
The following IRP income documents are calculated to determine the LIF estimated income:
|≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡ ≡||≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡ ≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡ ≡||≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡ ≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡ ≡ ≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
|≡||≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡|
IRM 22.214.171.124.3.2., Matching (TC 971 AC 062)
FPLP Document Locator Number Positions
The values for positions 7, 8, 9, & 10 identify the Federal Payment Agency.
The values for positions 11 & 12 identify the Type of Federal Payment:
01 – Social Security benefit payment
02 – Federal retirement income
03 – Federal contractor/vendor/supplier/provider payment (IMF or BMF entities)
03 - Miscellaneous Payments. IRM 126.96.36.199.1.1. (IMF or BMF entities)
03—Federal employee travel advance/reimbursement payment (limited to IMF only)
04 – Federal employee salary payment
05 - Railroad Retirement benefit payment
The value for position 13 identifies whether BFS matches a record for the taxpayer or if funds were levied:
0 — Federal disbursement matched
1 — Federal disbursement levied
The DLN listed above would indicate that BFS matched (position 13 = 0) records with OPM (positions 7, 8, 9 & 10) on an OPM payment (positions 11, 12 & 13).
TC 971 AC 062 DLN 28277–901–08020–0
Match — OPM (Federal source) on federal retirement payment.
TC 971 AC 062 DLN 28277–902–07011–0
Levy — SSA (Federal source) on Social Security benefit payment.
TC 971 AC 062 DLN 28277–904–07041–0
Levy — National Finance Center (Federal source) on federal salary payment.
TC 971 AC 062 DLN 28277-902-01050-0
Match - RRB (Federal source) on railroad retirement benefit.
The "Miscellaneous Field" literal may or may not display a 3 character "suboffice code" to the salary paying agency (SPA). Exhibit 5.11.7-1.
The "XREF Field" literal will display the TIN (SSN or EIN) of the matched individual or entity.
|Payment Agency Identifier||Agency Name|
|0000||Recent Federal contract awarded; Federal agency to be identified when levy payment identified under TC 971 AC 062 >Levy< .|
|0001||Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) - Health and Human Services (HHS) - Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)|
|0002||OCSE - HHS - non-AFDC|
|0004||Veterans Administration (VA)|
|0005||Department of Education (ED)|
|0006||Small Business Administration (SB)|
|0007||Department of Housing and Urban Development|
|0008||US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development|
|0009||US Department of Justice (DOJ)|
|0100||Bureau of Public Debt - Treasury|
|0101||Department of the Treasury (DOT) - Office of the Secretary|
|0102||Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) - Denver/Cleveland|
|0103||DFAS - Columbus|
|0104||Federal Energy Regulatory Commission|
|0105||Army and Air Force Exchange Services|
|0106||US Consumer Product Safety Commission|
|0107||US Navy Exchange Service Command|
|0108||Office of Personnel Management|
|0109||US Peace Corps|
|0110||Navy Personnel Command|
|0112||Department of Homeland Security|
|0113||Transportation Security Administration|
|0114||US Army Corps of Engineers|
|0115||US House of Representatives|
|0116||International Broadcasting Bureau|
|0117||National Endowment for the Arts|
|0118||American Battle Monuments Commission|
|0119||Oversees Private Investment Corporation|
|0120||Department of Health & Human Services|
|0121||Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service|
|0122||Federal Election Commission|
|0123||United States Tax Court|
|0124||Administrative Offices of the U.S. Courts|
|0125||DOT — Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration|
|0126||Farm Credit Administration|
|0127||National Transportation Safety Board|
|0128||Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission|
|0129||Bureau of Engraving & Printing|
|0130||Valles Caldera Trust|
|0131||Office of Surface Mining|
|0132||DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service|
|0133||Federal Labor Relations Authority|
|0134||U.S. International Trade Commission|
|0135||Appalachian Regional Commission|
|0200||US Department of Energy|
|0201||Railroad Retirement Board|
|0202||Department of Interior - National Park Service|
|0203||US Department of State|
|0204||Department of Transportation - Office of the Secretary|
|0205||Federal Emergency Management Agency|
|0206||United States Customs|
|0207||Social Security Administration|
|0208||Food and Nutrition Service - USDA|
|0209||Patent & Trademark Office - Department of Commerce|
|0210||U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum|
|0211||Executive Office of the President|
|0212||Selective Service System|
|0213||Defense Threat Deduction|
|0214||Financial Management Service|
|0215||National Mediation Board|
|0216||U.S. Government Printing Office|
|0217||National Capital Planning Commission|
|0218||U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board|
|0219||U.S. Office of Government Ethics|
|0220||Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims|
|0221||Merit System Protection Board|
|0222||Federal Mine Safety|
|0223||Export Import Bank of the United States|
|0226||Millennium Challenge Corporation|
|0227||Department of Immigration Health Services|
|0228||U.S. Commission on Civil Rights|
|0229||National Security Education Program|
|0230||United States Capitol Police|
|0231||Domestic Nuclear Detection Office|
|0232||Court Services and Supervision Agency|
|0233||Federal Deposit Insurance Corp|
|0234||Department of Defense Dependent Schools|
|0235||U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Italy|
|0300||US Secret Service|
|0301||National Science Foundation|
|0302||US Department of Commerce|
|0303||Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) - DMSC|
|0304||Environment Protection Agency|
|0305||General Services Administration|
|0306||HHS - Health Care Financing Administration|
|0307||Agency for International Development|
|0309||Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax, and Trade|
|0311||U.S. Navy Hospital Yokoto Japan / 374th Medical Group|
|0312||Federal Trade Commission|
|0313||Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (NGS)|
|0314||Defense Finance & Accounting Service (GFEBS, P2P)|
|0315||Office of Navajo/Hopi Indian Relocation|
|0316||DHS - Science and Technology|
|0317||FMS - Federal Finance|
|0318||DOI - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management|
|0319||Office of Compliance|
|0320||Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (TFS Group Inc.)|
|0321||United States Access Board|
|0322||Occupational Safety & Health Administration|
|0323||U.S. Election Assistance Commission|
|0324||Bureau of the Fiscal Service - Admin.|
|0325||Office of Financial Stability|
|0326||Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief|
|0327||Government Sponsored Enterprise|
|0328||Department of Homeland Security|
|0329||Amtrak Office of the Inspector General|
|0330||Consumer Finance Protection Board|
|0331||Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration|
|0333||National Security Agency|
|0334||Washington Headquarters Services|
|0335||Supreme Court of the United States|
|0400||US Department of Labor|
|0401||United States Postal Service|
|0402||National Credit Union Administration|
|0403||Employment Standards Administration|
|0404||USDA - Animal Plant Health Inspection Service|
|0405||Central Intelligence Agency|
|0406||USDA - Farm Services Agency|
|0407||USDA - National Finance Center|
|0408||USDA - Risk Management Agency|
|0409||Federal Communications Commission|
|0410||The Pentagon - The Joint Staff|
|0411||Indian Health Services|
|0412||Federal Bureau of Investigations|
|0413||National Reconnaissance Office|
|0500||DOT - Comptroller of the Currency|
|0502||DOT - Office of Thrift Supervision|
|0503||DOT - US Mint|
|0504||Federal Law Enforcement Training Center|
|0505||National Labor Relations Board|
|0506||Federal Maritime Commission|
|0508||Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
|0509||Security and Exchange Commission|
|0600||Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.|
|0601||US Information Agency|
|0602||Marine Corps Exchange|
|0603||Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) - US Naval Home|
|0604||Architect of the Capitol|
|0605||Federal Housing Finance Board|
|0606||Commodity Futures Trading Commission|
|0607||General Accounting Office|
|0608||US Nuclear Regulatory Commission|
|0609||HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|0620||USAO Middle District of Florida|
|0700||HHS - Food and Drug Administration|
|0701||HHS - National Institute of Health|
|0702||DOJ - Justice Management Division|
|0703||DOJ - Bureau of Prisons|
|0704||DOJ - Drug Enforcement Agency|
|0706||Corporation for National Service|
|0707||DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|0708||Air Force Service Agency|
|0709||Army/Air Force Exchange Service|
|0800||Department of Interior (DOI) -US Geological Survey|
|0801||DOI - Bureau of Reclamation|
|0802||DOI - Bureau of Land Management|
|0803||DOI - US Fish & Wildlife Service|
|0804||Bureau of Indian Affairs|
|0805||DOI- Office of Trust Fund Management|
|0806||Immigration and Naturalization Services|
|0807||AFRH - US Soldier's and Airmen's Home|
|0808||International Boundary and Water Commission|
|0809||Department of Transportation - Bureau of Transportation Statistics|
|0900||Federal Aviation Administration|
|0901||Federal Highway Administration|
|0902||Federal Railroad Administration|
|0903||Federal Transit Administration|
|0905||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration|
|0906||Volpe National Transportation|
|0907||Surface Transportation Board|
|0908||US Coast Guard|
|0909||BFS - Reclamations|