Internal Revenue Service, Treasury.
Notice of Matching Program.
Pursuant to section 552a(e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given of the conduct of the Internal Revenue Service Disclosure of Information to Federal, State and Local Agencies (DIFSLA) Computer Matching Program.
This notice will be effective June 2, 2003.
Inquiries may be mailed to the Director, Office of Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20224.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
D.G. Lee, Project Manager, Office of Governmental Liaison, Internal Revenue Service, (202) 622-3941.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The notice of the matching program was last published on October 12, 2000, at 65 FR 60722. Members of the public desiring specific information concerning an ongoing matching activity may request a copy of the applicable computer matching agreement at the address provided above.Start Printed Page 23359
The purpose of this program is to prevent or reduce fraud and abuse in certain federally assisted benefit programs while protecting the privacy interest of the subjects of the match. Information is disclosed by the Internal Revenue Service only for the purpose of, and to the extent necessary in, determining eligibility for, and/or the correct amount of, benefits for individuals applying for or receiving certain benefit payments.
In accordance with section 6103(l)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), the Secretary shall, upon written request, disclose current return information from returns with respect to unearned income from the Internal Revenue Service files to any Federal, State, or local agency administering a program listed below:
(i) A State program funded under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act;
(ii) Medical assistance provided under a State plan approved under title XIX of the Social Security Act;
(iii) Supplemental security income benefits under title XVI of the Social Security Act, and federally administered supplementary payments of the type described in section 1616(a) of such Act (including payments pursuant to an agreement entered into under section 212(a) of Pub. L. 93-66);
(iv) Any benefits provided under a State plan approved under title I, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act (as those titles apply to Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands);
(v) Unemployment compensation provided under a State law described in section 3304 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(vi) Assistance provided under the Food Stamp Act of 1977;
(vii) State-administered supplementary payments of the type described in section 1616(a) of the Social Security Act (including payments pursuant to an agreement entered into under section 212(a) of Pub. L. 93-66);
(viii)(I) Any needs-based pension provided under Chapter 15 of title 38, United States Code, or under any other law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs;
(II) Parents' dependency and indemnity compensation provided under section 1315 of title 38, United States Code;
(III) Health-care services furnished under sections 1710(a)(2)(G) (formerly 1710(a)(1)(l)), 1710(a)(3) (formerly 1710(a)(2)), 1710(b) and 1712(a)(2)(B) of U.S.C. title 38; and
(ix) Any housing assistance program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that involves initial and periodic review of an applicant's or participant's income, except that return information may be disclosed under this clause only on written request by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and only for use by officers and employees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development with respect to applicants for and participants in such programs.
Name of Recipient Agency: Internal Revenue Service.
Categories of records covered in the match: Internal Revenue Service Wage and Information Returns Processing File (Treas./IRS System 22.061 (IRP)) for the latest tax year. This file contains information returns (e.g., Forms 1099-DIV, 1099-INT and W-2G) filed by payers of income.
Name of source agencies and categories of records covered in the match:
A. Federal agencies expected to participate and their Privacy Act systems of records are:
1. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Real Estate Assessment Center-Tenant Eligibility Verification Files, HUD/REAC-1;
2. Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans Benefits Administration—Compensation, Pension and Education and Rehabilitation Records—VA, 58 VA 21/22; and Veterans Health Administration—Healthcare Eligibility Records, 89VA19;
3. Social Security Administration, Office of Systems Requirements—Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits, (60-0103).
B. State agencies expected to participate using nonfederal systems of records are:
1. Alabama Department of Human Resources
2. Alabama Medicaid Agency
3. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
4. Arizona Department of Economic Security
5. Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
6. Arkansas Department of Human Services
7. California Department of Social Services
8. Colorado Department of Human Services
9. Connecticut Department of Social Services
10. Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
11. District of Columbia Department of Human Services
12. Florida Department of Children and Families
13. Georgia Department of Human Resources
14. Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services
15. Hawaii Department of Human Services
16. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
17. Illinois Department of Human Services
18. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
19. Iowa Department of Human Services
20. Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services
21. Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children
22. Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
23. Louisiana Department of Social Services
24. Maine Department of Human Services
25. Maryland Department of Human Resources
26. Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
27. Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance
28. Michigan Family Independence Agency
29. Minnesota Department of Human Services
30. Mississippi Department of Human Services
31. Mississippi Division of Medicaid
32. Missouri Department of Social Services
33. Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
34. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System
35. Nevada Department of Human Resources
36. New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
37. New Jersey Department of Human Services
38. New Mexico Human Services Department
39. New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
40. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
41. North Dakota Department of Human Services
42. Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
43. Oklahoma Department of Human Services
44. Oregon Department of Human Resources
45. Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
46. Puerto Rico Department of the Family
47. Puerto Rico Department of Health
48. Rhode Island Department of Human ServicesStart Printed Page 23360
49. South Carolina Department of Social Services
50. South Dakota Department of Social Services
51. Tennessee Department of Human Services
52. Texas Department of Human Services
53. Utah Department of Health
54. Utah Department of Workforce Services
55. Vermont Department of Prevention, Assistance, Transition, and Health Access
56. Virgin Islands Bureau of Health Insurance and Medical Assistance
57. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
58. Virginia Department of Social Services
59. Washington Department of Social and Health Services
60. West Virginia Department of Human Services
61. Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
62. Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
63. Wyoming Department of Family Services
Beginning and completion dates: The matches are conducted on an ongoing basis in accordance with the terms of the computer matching agreement in effect with each participant as approved by the applicable Data Integrity Board(s). The term of these agreements is expected to cover the 18-month period, July 1, 2003 through December 31, 2004. Ninety days prior to expiration of the agreement, the parties to the agreement may request a 12-month extension in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(o).Start Signature
Dated: April 11, 2003.
Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
Dated: April 23, 2003.
W. Earl Wright, Jr.,
Chief Management and Administrative, Programs Officer.
[FR Doc. 03-10776 Filed 4-30-03; 8:45 am]
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