Please contact the AOC Support Center if you have any questions.
(602) 452-3519 in the Phoenix area
(855) 720-7743 outside of the Phoenix area
The Debt Setoff Program (DSO) was established to hold offenders accountable for financial obligations owed, to assist in the enforcement of court orders, and to increase collections in the Arizona court system. A participant* provides the name, social security number (SSN) and the full amount of the debt owed to the DSO program and if a debt claim matches with a taxpayer's refund or lottery winning, an intercept will occur.
A taxpayer, whose refund/lottery winning has been intercepted, may call the DSO Interactive Voice Response (IVR) in the Phoenix Metropolitan area at (602) 452-3210 or toll free (877) 435-3829. The caller must enter their SSN and follow the prompts when instructed. It is also advised that the caller listen to the entire message in the event they have been entered into the program by more than one participant. The caller will receive information regarding which participant(s) they can contact and provided with the participant(s) phone number.
A.R.S. § 42-1122 allows the Arizona court system to participate in the Arizona Department of Revenue's DSO program. The DSO program enables participants to intercept Arizona state income tax refunds if an outstanding amount of $41 or more is owed. The cost to the participant in this program is $9 for an Arizona state income tax return interception.
The purpose of this section is to provide information only and is not intended to give legal advice or opinions
If someone has become a victim of identity theft, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has an Internet web page that will provide the victim with very important information on what to do if someone else is misusing their Social Security Number (SSN). The SSA also has publications available at http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10064.html on identity theft and instructions on when and how to contact the SSA. The SSA suggests the victim contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) if someone is using their SSN.
When a victim of identity theft contacts the FTC, they, the FTC will suggest the victim file a report with their local police department and get a copy of the report. Another suggestion is for the victim to contact at least one of the following three national credit reporting organizations.
The Fines/Fees and Restitution Enforcement (FARE) Program is a statewide initiative of the Arizona Judicial branch. The program was developed in 2003 to assist Arizona courts with the compliance of monetary court orders. Courts are given the ability to assign outstanding debt associated to civil traffic, criminal traffic and criminal violations. The program is a public/private partnership between the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), the Motor Vehicle Division, Arizona Department of Revenue and a private vendor.
FARE Payment Website: www.azcourtpay.com
FARE Interactive Voice Response for Phone Payments: (866) 859-2527
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