IRS Updated Private Debt Collection Page Available on irs.gov20 August 2019
Before you are contacted by a private collection agency on behalf of IRS, you will receive two letters.
- The IRS will first send Notice CP40 and Publication 4518. These let you know that your overdue tax account was assigned to a private collection agency.
- The private collection agency then sends their initial contact letter. It has information on how to resolve your overdue taxes.
Both letters contain a Taxpayer Authentication Number. It’s used to confirm your identity. It’s also for you to verify that the caller is legitimate. Keep this number in a safe place.
Some exciting news today – we have a fresh new IRS.gov Private Debt Collection page. The new site is launched. This is a big step forward and fulfills stakeholder requests to make the site cleaner and more user-friendly.