Written by attorney Jeffrey L. Cohen

Collection Agencies Will Now Be Helping The IRS Collect Back Taxes

Pursuant to a law passed by Congress last year, the IRS has hired four private debt collection agencies to contact taxpayers about their back taxes. This is highly unusual, and can cause fear and confusion among citizens who owe tax, but also have heard of the many tax scams currently going on.

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The only four agencies who are contractually allowed to contact taxpayers are CBE, ConServe, Performant, and Pioneer. If you are called by someone who does not identify themselves as being with either the IRS or one of these four agencies, hang up and call your tax attorney.

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