Private collection of tax debts is back.
Do you remember the history of private collections? In 2004, lawmakers directed the IRS to use private collection agencies to collect tax debts. The IRS tried it and later decided to stop the use of private collection agencies because of problems and taxpayer complaints.
Fast-forward to 2015, when lawmakers decided to tell the IRS that it must use private collection agencies for certain tax debts. Today the procedures are in place, and the calls from debt collectors to you or your representative are starting.
In this article, we explain how you could fall victim to a private collection agency, how this program works, and what your rights are if you get a call. ... Log in to view full article.