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Asset Forfeiture Program


What is E-SHARE?

E-SHARE is the United States Marshals Service (USMS) program used to make equitable sharing payments to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies through electronic funds transfer (EFT).

E-SHARE changes equitable sharing payments from a paper U.S. Treasury check to a direct deposit into the state and local law enforcement agency’s bank account.

What is the impact of the E-SHARE program

  • Your equitable sharing payment reaches you faster
  • Your share is deposited directly into your agency’s bank account
  • You will receive an email notice that funds have been deposited
  • Both the deposit and the email notification are automated

*The best source for basic information about the equitable sharing program is A Guide to Equitable Sharing of Federally Forfeited Property for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies published by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS).

E-SHARE is an Asset Forfeiture program

  • E-SHARE payments are related to your DOJ Asset Forfeiture Fund Equitable Sharing Payments only.
  • E-SHARE is not related to any other source of funds that you may receive via EFT such as federal grants, U.S. Treasury Forfeiture Fund Disbursements, or any other federal payments.

E-SHARE is NOT Optional

  • State and local law enforcement agencies cannot opt-out of E-SHARE. All payments will be made electronically via eShare.
  • The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 states: “All Federal payments made after January 1st, 1999 shall be made by EFT.”

E-SHARE Payment Overview

Information/Change How it Works
Payment Format
  • Deposited directly into bank account
  • Separate payment for each asset
Payment Notification An email notification is sent within five business days after funds are deposited.
Payment Notification Information District Name – District office that made the payment
Reference Document – number from the Finance System
Asset ID number – number from Consolidated Asset Tracking System (CATS)
Vendor Name – Name of the state or local agency
Amount – Sharing amount
Email – District email that made the payment
Payment Policy Sharing amounts under $50.00 will not be paid
NEW Payment Information Form – Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) Vendor Request Form Update information, such as banking or email notification recipient by submitting a Vendor Request Form

E-Share Portal

  • Developed by the Asset Forfeiture Management Staff (AFMS)
  • Allows state and local agencies to retrieve status information on equitable share payments and pending payments via the internet
  • State and local agencies may contact Forfeiture.Systems@usdoj.gov for more information

Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) Vendor Request Form

  • Payments are processed through the Automated Clearing House (ACH)
  • Complete and submit the UFMS Vendor Request Form to receive equitable sharing payments
  • Update and resubmit this form when the information on the form changes (i.e., new banking information or email notification recipient)
  • Submit UFMS Vendor Request form to esharehelp@usms.doj.gov or fax to: (703) 308-0373

Questions related to E-Share and equitable sharing

 

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