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If you have recently received a letter from Treasury’s Bureau of Fiscal Service (BFS) demanding that you pay off an SBA debt or other Federal Agency Creditor non-tax debt where the Government has added an amount up to 30% of the original balance as “administrative fees and costs,” you should consider exercising your statutory rights as codified in the Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA) of 1996. Do not ignore this important letter. You will need to act quickly before Treasury begins to utilize their administrative collection weapons against you.
Sometimes, based on your financial status, a compromise or settlement with Treasury’s BFS won’t be a viable option. Some federal debtors have too much in liquid assets and/or their monthly income is too high such that the Treasury’s BFS will not be amenable to accepting your compromise or settlement offer.
If your financial profile and net worth disqualifies you for a compromise, one of your options is to negotiate a repayment agreement with the Treasury’s BFS. After carefully reviewing your financial situation, we can negotiate a reasonable repayment agreement with the Treasury’s BFS.
A repayment agreement with the Treasury’s BFS is used to pay the claimed debt over a reasonable period of time. However, the Treasury’s BFS unilaterally defines a “reasonable period of time” as no more than 3 years. It, however, does not take into consideration certain factors as noted in the DCIA of 1996, the supporting Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) or the Federal Claims Collection Standards (FCCS) to derive the monthly amount. Instead, it just calculates the monthly amount by dividing the unverified amount of the alleged federal non-tax debt by 36 months.
It is a one-sided negotiation that favors the Treasury’s BFS. Don’t fall into the trap by trying to negotiate the repayment agreement terms by yourself. Instead, let us analyze your financial profile and compare it against the FCCS to derive a “reasonable” amount that you can afford and present the terms to the Treasury’s BFS to arrive at a “win-win” negotiation that works for both parties.
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Clients personally guaranteed SBA 504 loan balance of $337,000. The Third Party Lender had obtained a Judgment against the clients. We represented clients before the SBA and negotiated an SBA OIC that was accepted for $30,000.
Client personally guaranteed SBA 7(a) loan balance of over $150,000. Business failed and eventually shut down. SBA then pursued client for the balance. We intervened and was able to present an SBA OIC that was accepted for $30,000.
Client personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) loan to help with a relative’s new business venture. After the business failed, Treasury was able to secure a recurring Treasury Offset Program (TOP) levy against our client’s monthly Social Security Benefits based on the claim that he owed over $1.2 million dollars. We initially submitted a Cross-Servicing Dispute, but then, prepared and filed an Appeals Petition with the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBA OHA). As a result of our efforts, we were able to convince the SBA to not only terminate the claimed debt of $1.2 million dollars against our client (without him having to file bankruptcy), but also refund the past recurring amounts that were offset from his Social Security Benefits in connection with the TOP levy.