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Notice of Rate for Use in Federal Debt Collection and Discount and Rebate Evaluation

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Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service, Treasury.


Pursuant to Section 11 of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended, (31 U.S.C. 3717), the Secretary of the Treasury is responsible for computing and publishing the percentage rate to be used in assessing interest charges for outstanding debts owed to the Government. Treasury's Cash Management Requirements (1 TFM 6-8000) prescribe use of this rate by agencies as a comparison point in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a cash discount. In addition, 5 CFR 1315.8 of the Prompt Payment rule on “Rebates” requires that this rate be used in determining when agencies should pay purchase card invoices when the card issuer offers a rebate. Notice is hereby given that the applicable rate is 4.00 percent for the remainder of the calendar year.


The rate will be in effect for the period beginning on July 1, 2006, and ending on December 31, 2006.

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Inquiries should be directed to the Agency Enterprise Solutions Division, Financial Management Service, Department of the Treasury, 401 14th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20227 (Telephone: 202-874-6650).

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The rate reflects the current value of funds to the Treasury for use in connection with Federal Cash Management systems and is based on investment rates set for purposes of Public Law 95-147, 91 Stat. 1227. The rate is computed each year by averaging Treasury Tax and Loan (TT&L) investment rates for the 12-month period ending every September 30, rounded to the nearest whole percentage, for applicability effective each January 1. The rate is subject to quarterly revisions if the annual average, on a moving basis, changes by 2 percentage points, which is the case for the quarter ending June 30, 2006. Therefore, the rate in effect for the period July 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006 reflects the average investment rates for the 12-month period that ended June 30, 2006.

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Dated: July 18, 2006.

Gary Grippo,

Assistant Commissioner, Federal Finance.

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[FR Doc. 06-6518 Filed 7-27-06; 8:45 am]