Treasury Offset Program to the Rescue (Page One Economics, Focus on Finance)

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U.S. taxpayers expect the government to be a careful steward of taxpayer money. This issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance explains how the Treasury Offset Program recovers taxpayer money from people who have received government benefits in error or by fraud and also recovers delinquent child support.

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Language:   English
Subjects:   Personal Finance, Current Events, Economics, Civics/Government
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