[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Pages 68886-68887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27766]



Fiscal Service

Rate for Use in Federal Debt Collection and Discount and Rebate 

AGENCY: Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of rate for use in Federal debt collection and discount 
and rebate evaluation.


SUMMARY: 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 (TFM Volume I, Part 
6, Chapter 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 1.00 percent for calendar year 

DATES: The rate will be in effect for the period beginning on January 
1, 2013, and ending on December 31, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries should be directed to the E-
Commerce Division, Financial Management Service, Department of the 
Treasury, 401 14th Street SW., Washington, DC 20227 (Telephone: 202-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. 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. The rate in effect for the calendar year 2013 
reflects the average investment rates for the 12-

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month period that ended September 30, 2012.

    Dated: November 4, 2012.
Sheryl R. Morrow,
Assistant Commissioner, Payment Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-27766 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]