Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program

CourtJustice Department
Citation84 FR 69392
Published date18 December 2019
Record Number2019-27174
Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2019)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 69392-69393]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2019-27174]
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                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
                [AAG/A Order No. 001/2019]
                Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
                AGENCY: Justice Management Division, United States Department of
                Justice.
                [[Page 69393]]
                ACTION: Notice of a new matching program.
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                SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ) is issuing a public notice of
                its intent to conduct a computer matching program with the Internal
                Revenue Service (IRS), Department of the Treasury. Under this matching
                program, entitled Taxpayer Address Request (TAR), the IRS will provide
                information relating to taxpayers' mailing addresses to the DOJ for
                purposes of enabling DOJ to locate debtors to initiate litigation and/
                or enforce the collection of debts owed by the taxpayers to the United
                States.
                DATES: This matching program will become effective on January 30, 2020.
                This matching program will continue for 18 months after the effective
                date. Please submit any comments by January 17, 2020.
                ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments
                regarding this notice by mail to Dennis Dauphin, Director, Debt
                Collection Management Staff, Justice Management Division, 145 N St. NE,
                Rm 6W.102, Washington, DC 20530, or by email at
                [email protected].
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Dauphin, Director, Debt
                Collection Management Staff, Justice Management Division,
                [email protected], 145 N St. NE, Rm 6W.102, Washington, DC
                20530.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This agreement re-establishes a matching
                program between the IRS and the DOJ to provide DOJ with the mailing
                address of taxpayers to assist the Department in its effort to collect
                or to compromise debts owed to the United States. DOJ will provide to
                the IRS an electronic file containing the names and Social Security
                Numbers (SSN) of individuals who owe debts to the U.S. and whose debts
                have been referred to DOJ for litigation and/or enforced collection.
                The IRS provides direct notice to taxpayers in the instructions to
                Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, and constructive notice in the Federal
                Register system of records notice. The notice provides taxpayers that
                information provided to the U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns may be
                given to other Federal agencies, as provided by law. For the records
                involved in this match, both IRS and DOJ have provided constructive
                notice to record subjects through the publication, in the Federal
                Register, of systems of records notices that contain routine uses
                permitting disclosures for this matching program.
                 Participating Agencies: The participating agencies include: DOJ and
                the IRS.
                 Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: This matching
                agreement is executed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(o), the Privacy Act of
                1974, as amended, and sets forth the terms under which the IRS agrees
                to disclose taxpayer mailing addresses to the DOJ. This matching
                program is being conducted under the authority of the Internal Revenue
                Code Sec. 6103(m)(2), and the routine uses published in the agencies'
                Privacy Act systems of records notices for the systems of records used
                in this match. This provides for disclosure, upon written request, of a
                taxpayer's mailing address for use by officers, employees, or agents of
                a Federal agency for the purpose of locating such taxpayer to collect
                or compromise a Federal claim against the taxpayer in accordance with
                Title 31, Sec. Sec. 3711, 3717, and 3718. These statutory provisions
                authorize DOJ to collect debts on behalf of the United States through
                litigation.
                 Purposes: The purpose of this program is to provide DOJ with the
                most current addresses of taxpayers, to notify debtors of legal actions
                that may be taken by DOJ and the rights afforded them in the
                litigation, and to enforce collection of debts owed to the United
                States.
                 Categories of Individuals: Individuals who owe debts to the United
                States and whose debts have been referred to the DOJ for litigation
                and/or enforced collection.
                 Categories of Records: DOJ will submit the nine-digit SSN and four-
                character Name Control (the first four letters of the surname) of each
                individual whose current address is requested. IRS will provide:
                 a. Nine-digit SSN and four-character Name Control; and
                 b. The latest street address, P.O. Box, or other address, city,
                State and ZIP Code, only if the input SSN and Name Control both match
                the Individual Master File (IMF); or
                 c. A code explaining that no match was found on the IMF.
                 Systems of Records: DOJ will provide records from the Debt
                Enforcement System, JUSTICE/DOJ-016, last published in its entirety at
                77 FR 9965-9968 (February 21, 2012). This system of records contains
                information on persons who owe debts to the United States and whose
                debts have been referred to the DOJ for litigation and/or enforced
                collection. DOJ records will be matched against records contained in
                Treasury's Privacy Act System of Records: Customer Account Data Engine
                (CADE) IMF, Treasury/IRS 24.030, last published at 77 FR 47948 (Aug.
                10, 2012). This system of records contains, among other information,
                the taxpayer's name, SSN, and most recent address known by IRS. CADE is
                maintained at the Martinsburg Computing Center (MCC), and the notice
                for this system of records was last published at 80 FR 54082 (September
                8, 2015).
                 In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(A) and 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), the
                Department has provided a report to the Office of Management and Budget
                (OMB) and Congress on this new Computer Matching Program.
                 Dated: November 4, 2019.
                Lee J. Lofthus,
                Assistant Attorney General for Administration, United States Department
                of Justice.
                [FR Doc. 2019-27174 Filed 12-17-19; 8:45 am]
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