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Why Does the IRS Assign Debt Collection to Private Services?

The IRS typically encourages prompt payment of outstanding taxes by assessing exorbitant late fees and interest. Many taxpayers, however, are as eager to ignore these fines as they are to keep standard tax payments at arm’s length. If, despite repeated efforts, the IRS is unable to secure payment, it may resort to alternative options — […]

How (And Why) Does the IRS Use Private Debt Collectors?

If you’ve ever dealt with a debt collector, you know that there’s a fine line between recovery efforts and full-on harassment. Unfortunately, such harassment may accompany future efforts to collect tax debt; the IRS recently reactivated a program that relies on private debt collectors. How Private Tax Debt Collection Works Congress recently approved four private […]