Let’s say your client has been contacted by a private collection agency with a contract from IRS to help it collect delinquent taxes.
Once reminded of the debt, the client enters into a payment agreement with the collection agency. For that, the agency gets 25% of the take.
But then IRS decides not to renew the contract with the private collection agency. It fires the one your client has been dealing with, and hires some new ones.
What happens to the agreement your client has?
Null and void. Flushed down the drain. Sorry, but not sorry. If you want to pay your taxes you have to start all over.
Maybe we’ll assign your debt to one of our new agencies, and maybe we won’t. But they’re not obligated to make the same deal with you, that you thought you had with our former agent.
Or you can call us, good luck getting through, and try to make a new instalment agreement, but we’re going to charge you a fee for that.
For practitioners looking for a reason to remain proud to be an American, you can find solace in the fact that a former National Taxpayer Advocate has blown the whistle on this violation of Taxpayer Rights. (Yes, I know that Bill of Rights mumbo-jumbo Congress enacted is FINO – Fairness In Name Only.)
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