A number of people in the US have reported they’ve closed their accounts due to the $1.3 billion US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “va funding fees” in recent months.
The fees, which were announced on March 25, are charged to all of the accounts opened by the USDA during the 2016 fiscal year.
These fees range from $30 to $600 per account and can be waived for a maximum of 10% of the amount spent on any one purchase.
The USDA says it is committed to transparency and accountability, and has promised to update the fee structure in the coming weeks.
According to the USDA, it was determined the fees were excessive for a number of reasons.
“The USDA is reviewing and adjusting the fees to ensure the system is fair and effective,” USDA spokesman Eric Moulton told Fox News.
“This review is ongoing and we are committed to keeping the public informed about this process.”
According to a USDA spokesperson, “va fees are an important component of USDA’s effort to reduce fraud and abuse by ensuring all account holders are aware of how they can exercise their right to request a waiver.”
Moulton said that “VA fees are not intended to increase consumer debt.
Rather, they are designed to support USDA’s efforts to support responsible stewardship of our lands and waters, including improving the efficiency and effectiveness of farm programs, providing better access to rural markets, and encouraging more efficient use of the farm.”
In a statement, USDA said it was “aware of the concerns and is investigating the issue.
The agency will work with our partners to identify ways to increase compliance and transparency.”
While it’s understandable that the fees could be too high, it is important to note that there is no law that specifically prohibits the fees, or the USDA from charging them to account holders.
The US Department and the USDA are subject to a variety of laws, which can make the fees a legal gray area.
In this case, however, it’s unclear how far the USDA will go to comply with the law, since the agency is only considering an audit of its fees.
The USDA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The agency has previously made headlines for the way it charges the fees.
Last year, for instance, the USDA charged $1,300 per person for the $25 fee.
The fee was later doubled to $50 per person.
In December, the agency also announced it was lowering the fee to $25 per person per day.