|Publication Date: August 18, 2003
Page Numbers: 49456-49457
Summary: Notice--Computer matching between the Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury.
Posted on 08-18-2003
[Federal Register: August 18, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 159)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Notice--Computer matching between the Department of Education
and the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act
of 1988, Public Law 100-503, as amended, and the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) Final Guidance on the Conduct of Matching Programs,
notice is hereby given of the computer matching program between the
Department of Education (ED) (the recipient agency), and the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Treasury (the source agency).
Notice of the matching program was last published in the Federal
Register on August 23, 2000 (65 FR 51301); the program became effective
February 14, 2001. The 18-month Computer Matching Agreement (CMA) was
recertified for an additional 12 months on August 13, 2002. The 12
month recertification will expire on August 13, 2003. This computer
matching program between the IRS and ED will become effective as
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as
amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988
(Pub. L. 100-503), the OMB Final Guidance on the Conduct of Matching
Programs (54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989)), and OMB Circular A-130,
Appendix I, we provide the following information:
1. Names of Participating Agencies. The U.S. Department of
Education (ED) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the U.S.
Department of Treasury.
2. Purpose of the Match. This matching program, entitled Taxpayer
Address Request (TAR), permits ED to have access to the mailing address
of any taxpayer who has defaulted on certain loans or owes on a grant
overpayment under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20
U.S.C. 1070a et seq.) for the purposes of locating the taxpayer to
collect the loan or grant overpayment. In accordance with the
provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 6103(m)(4)(B), this
agreement further provides for redisclosure by the Secretary of
Education of a taxpayer's mailing address to any lender, or State or
nonprofit guarantee agency, also participating under the Higher
Education Act, or any educational institution with which the Secretary
of Education has an agreement under that Act.
3. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program. The information
contained in the IRS data base is referred to as TAR, and is authorized
under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), 26 U.S.C. 6103(m)(2) and (4).
4. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered. The records to be
used in the match and the roles of the matching participants are
described as follows: ED will provide the Social Security Number (SSN)
and first four letters of the last name of each individual who has
defaulted under a loan program or owes a grant overpayment under Title
IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. This information will be
extracted from the Student Financial Assistance Collection Files system
of records (18-11-07), most recently published at 64 FR 30166-69 (June
4, 1999), as amended, 64 FR 72384, 72407 (December 27, 1999). The ED
data will be matched against the IRS' system of records, CADE
Individual Master File (IMF), Treasury/IRS 24.030, last published at 66
FR 63783, 63800-01 (December 10, 2001), in order to collect the most
recent address of each taxpayer who matches the SSN and first four
letters of the last name (or surname) provided by ED.
5. Effective Dates of the Matching Program. The matching program
will become effective at the latest of the following three dates: (1)
40-days after the signing of the transmittal letter sending the
computer matching program notification to Congress and the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB), unless OMB disapproves the matching
program within the 40-day review period; (2) 30 days after publication
of this notice in the Federal Register; or (3) August 13, 2003. The
matching program will continue for 18 months after the effective date
and may be extended for an additional 12 months, if the conditions
specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have been met.
6. Address for Receipt of Public Comments or Inquiries. The person
to contact if there are any questions or inquiries is: Gregory Plenty,
IT Specialist, Federal Student Aid, Student Credit Management, U.S.
Department of Education, 830 First Street, NE., Cubicle
Washington, DC 20202, Telephone: 202-377-3253. If you use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TTD) you may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding
Electronic Access to This Document
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the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.
Note: The official version of this document is the document
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html
Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; Pub. L. No. 100-503.
Dated: July 7, 2003.
Theresa S. Shaw,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
[FR Doc. 03-21037 Filed 8-15-03; 8:45 am]
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