Billings & Claims FAQ's

Billings & Claims FAQ's


 Why am I being charged for these inspection services?

To reduce the cost of these services to the average taxpayer, APHIS charges for the overtime inspection services for all commercial and foreign government aircraft, vessels, and motor vehicles entering the United States. This overtime service is provided after normal duty hours, weekends, and holidays. These services are reimbursed to the government by the customers directly receiving the inspections. These charges reduce the use of taxpayer dollars by an average of $10-12 million annually. This team helps to ensure the reimbursement to the government through the use of credit and debt management tools and techniques.

If I cannot pay by check, money order, cash, or credit card, how do I set up an account to charge User Fees?

To establish credit for user fee services, an APHIS Form 192 (PDF) (Application for Account and Credit Services), must be completed and forwarded to the Accounts Receivable Team. It is recommended that accounts be set up only if your usage exceeds five services per year. The Accounts Receivable Team will perform a credit check and if a client's records are satisfactory, an account number will be assigned. An account will be denied if there is no US Federal Tax ID Number on the APHIS Form 192 (PDF) or if the agreement block is altered or unsigned.

APHIS Form 192 (PDF) can be completed on line, printed and then mailed to the address on the bottom of the form or faxed to (612) 336-3563. 

What do I do with money received from Jury Duty service?

When receiving a check for jury duty fees, you keep the amount the court indicated is for expenses, then send a check or money order made out  to USDA, APHIS for the remaining amount you received for serving (see the HR Desk Guide Subchapter 4630, Section D, Subsection a).  Attach the check to an APHIS Form 94 which includes your name, the accounting code from which you are paid, and budget object classification code 1156 which indicates &quotjury duty fees.&quot  Send the APHIS Form 94 and check to:

 P. O. Box 979043
 St. Louis MO  63197-9000

The APHIS Form 94 can be found by Clicking Here (PDF)


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