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The IRS and Collection Agencies

The IRS is close to being able to contract with private collection agencies for delinquent taxes collection and this is expected to be the largest contract opportunity the collection industry has ever seen. The IRS has been authorized to collect on an estimated $250 billion in delinquent taxes and sees $120 billion as potentially collectable. Lawmakers hope that private agencies can bring in $1.4 billion in past due taxes over the next 10 years.

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