The Internal Revenue Service awarded contracts On
March 6, 2006 to three firms to participate in the first phase
of its private debt collection initiative.
The firms are:
The CBE Group Inc., Waterloo, Iowa.
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, Austin,
Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc., Arcade, N.Y.
Private firms will not be authorized to take enforcement actions
such as liens, levies or seizures. In addition, private firms
will not be authorized to work on technical issues such as offers in
compromise, bankruptcies, hardship issues or litigation.
Rather, the IRS will assign to the private firms cases in which the
taxpayer has not disputed the liability. The private firms will
contact taxpayers to make payment arrangements.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act applies to contractor’s
activity including provisions specifically applicable to IRS
Contractors are not authorized to communicate with third
parties other than the taxpayer’s representative.
Contractors are prohibited from soliciting direct receipt of
funds from taxpayers.
Contractors shall not base compensation on dollars collected.
IRS compliance reviews will include review of employee compensation
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Frequently Asked Questions
Category: Tax and
Subject: Social Security
Is social security income subject to lein on
Tax and Taxation Law
Subject: Re: Social
The IRS can garnish Social Security payments
for past due taxes. Usually, the maximum is 15%, but there are
exceptions. You should speak with a tax attorney about
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