Private Tax Debt Collection - What to Expect
If You Owe Money to the IRS, You May Be Contacted by a Private Collection Agency
In the past, you could be almost 100% certain that if someone called you claiming to be collecting a tax debt for the IRS, that it was a scam.
Now, however, new laws require the IRS to contract with several private collection agencies to collect overdue tax accounts.
If your account is assigned to one of these agencies, you will recieve a letter from the IRS telling you so. You will also receive a letter from the agency. Both of these letters will have a unique identification number. If anyone calls you, expect them to have this number!
Here is an example of what a letter from the IRS will look like:
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