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After years of warning taxpayers that the IRS will never cold call you to collect a tax debt, things are about to change as the IRS begins handing over some of its debt-collection work to private firms who probably will call you. This drastic change in practices for the IRS raises a number of concerns. Will taxpayers disregard these calls because they think they're a scam? How can consumers tell the difference between someone collecting a legitimate tax debt and a con artist? What if the contracted debt collectors resort to bad behavior like threatening arrest or generally harassing people?
There are also a variety of tax accounts that the IRS will not hand over to third parties, including: Accounts for minors Taxpayers in designated combat zones Victims of tax-related identity theft Accounts that are subject to an installment agreement Innocent spouse cases People in presidentially declared disaster areas who request relief from collection
Bloat extra expense that is not going to make any difference, that will cost way more than they will ever collect doing such a thing in the first place.
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.