As House Approaches Vote (Again) on Private Debt Collection for IRS, Members Should Consider This

Stephanie Eidelman

I read an article last week on The Hill website that concerned me. It was by Chi Chi Wu, a staff attorney of the National Consumer Law Center, and argues that Congress should (again) dismiss the idea of the IRS using private debt collectors.

Ms. Wu references an upcoming vote on Section 52106 of H.R. 22, the bill that the Senate approved in July to extend the Highway Trust Fund. Section 52106 is in the list of “Offsets,” under Subtitle A – Tax Provisions, and is titled “Reform of rules relating to qualified tax collection contracts.”

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