IRS Collection Division

irsThe Internal Revenue Service announced earlier this week that its private debt collection program is starting now.  Beginning this week, the IRS will start sending letters to taxpayers whose overdue
Continue Reading IRS Announces That Private Tax Collectors Are Beginning Collection Work Now

Previously, we discussed Congress’s enactment of the FAST Act requiring the IRS to use private debt collection agencies to recover inactive tax receivables. In September, the IRS announced that it
Continue Reading IRS Provides Sample Letter Informing Taxpayers that Their Account was Referred to a Private Collection Agency

passportThe Internal Revenue Service is moving forward with implementation of new rules requiring the State Department to deny, or revoke, the U.S. passports of individuals with seriously delinquent federal tax
Continue Reading IRS, State Department Move Closer To Implementing Passport Revocation Rules for Tax Delinquents

Effective November 18, 2016, Revenue Procedure 2016-57 established the Small Business/Self-Employed (“SB/SE”) Fast Track Mediation Collection (“FTMC”) program to allow taxpayers and the IRS to resolve disputes quickly with an
Continue Reading IRS Unveils Fast Track Mediation Collection Program, Offering Expedited Resolution for Certain Collection Cases

On September 8, 2016, the IRS issued its final report on taxpayer compliance through fiscal year 2015 (the federal government’s fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends on September
Continue Reading Trends in IRS Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2015