Is your back IRS Tax Debt Assigned to a Private Collection Agency?

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Is your back Tax Debt Assigned to a Private Collection Agency?

It’s your lucky day, really it is!


Oh boy, when the IRS turns your case over to a private collection agency, it's like being thrown into a pit of hungry wolves. These folks are relentless and won't stop until they've gotten every penny you owe - plus interest and penalties, of course. They'll call you at all hours of the day and night, send you threatening letters in the mail, and even show up at your doorstep unannounced (although I wouldn't recommend answering the door in your pajamas). It's like having a persistent ex who just won't take the hint that it's over. So if you find yourself in this situation, my advice is to buckle up and get ready for a wild ride - because these collection agents mean business.


Well not really, they are relentless but they don’t actually have much of a bite. They are more like your neighbors little yappy dog, annoying! These private collection agencies can basically only harass you through the mail or by telephone.


They can set you up with a payment plan, but not much else.


They can’t levy your bank account, they can levy your wages, in fact the private collection agency can’t take any enforced collection action against you, only the IRS can do that.


The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act signed by the President on December 4, 2015, requires the IRS to contract with private collection agencies to help collect certain federal tax debts. Other federal, state, and local government agencies already use private collection agencies to collect overdue accounts. The law includes strong protection of taxpayer rights.


  • Private collection agencies will be held to the same standards of service and taxpayer rights protection as-the IRS requires of its own employees.
  • Your privacy will be fully maintained. Confidentialityrequirements and restrictions required by law will be strictly enforced.


Private collection agencies under contract to collect overdue tax accounts are required to conform to the rules, regulations, and provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Specific provisions of this act prohibit private collection agencies from threatening or intimidating taxpayers, but not pestering, oh no Mr. Bill!


In fact, If you don’t want to deal with the private collection agency you can request to go back to the IRS. You must submit this request in writing to the private collection agency and the case will be returned to the IRS.

I don’t know why you would ever make such a silly request, but you could.


Remember, these private collection agencies can only bug you for payment, they can not take any enforced collection action such as a bank levy or wage garnishment or file a tax lien. Only the IRS can do that.


I personally think having your case referred to a Private collection agency

Is better than having a glass of kool-aid in the shade with sunglasses.


Don’t sweat the collection agencies.


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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Never had any "back" money owed to the IRS and don't have that plan for the future either.  

Mar 05, 2023 12:48 PM