Disputed IRS Debt Collection Program Shows Gains in New Report

Government Executive: In stark contrast to predictions and earlier reports, the controversial private debt collection program that Congress assigned to the Internal Revenue Service showed substantive revenue reclaimed for the government in fiscal 2018, new figures indicate.

After start-up costs and commissions to four commercial companies, the effort to collect unpaid taxes brought in $51 million in revenue for the year, according to the agency’s quarterly report released on Tuesday by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

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