Rangel Supports Ending Private Tax Collection
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) National Taxpayer Advocate called on Congress to end the use of private tax collection services. Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel issued the following statement in support of this recommendation:
"I am very encouraged that the Taxpayer Advocate seeks to end the use of private debt collectors. Private collectors are driven and paid by commission, costing the taxpayer additional money to do the same job an IRS official can do more efficiently. I will work with my colleagues on the Committee and with IRS officials to make good on this proposal and return the job of enforcing our volunteer tax laws to the trained, courteous professionals at the IRS."
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