The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 created section 6306 of the Internal Revenue Code allowing private collection agencies to collect taxes.
Later this year private collection agencies will start calling to cllect for the IRS. If you are contacted by a collection agency, SAY NOTHING! Do not admit to the debt and tell them to contact your tax attorney!
The private collection agencies will not be authorized to take enforcement actions such as liens, levies or seizures. Nor will they work technical issues such as offers in compromise, bankruptcies, hardship issues or litigation. They will be assigned cases in which the taxpayer has not disputed the liability.