IRS Staffs Up Disputed Private Debt Collection Program

Government Executive: In its latest congressionally-mandated report contracting out collection of recalcitrant tax debts, the Internal Revenue Service said it is hiring 100 specialist staffers this fall and plans to bring on another 100 year.

The revival of an earlier program required by Congress in 2015 contracts with four private companies which, under specified rules, go after delinquent taxpayers the IRS has been unable to collect from.

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