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Published: August 22, 2017   |   Last Updated: October 14, 2020

Private Debt Collection Program – What You Need to Know


The Internal Revenue Service recently implemented a new private debt collection program and will assign certain overdue federal tax debts to private collection agencies (PCAs). Posted on this site are some questions and answers about the program, along with a link to a sample letter you can use to tell a PCA to stop contacting you. There is also a link to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s training video on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights which representatives from each of the four companies selected for the program viewed. The Taxpayer Advocate Service will work with you on private debt collection issues related to your IRS tax debt.