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Posted: Jun 11, 2018

IRS Debts

The IRS has been told NOT to send debts of those with income less than 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL) to private debt collectors. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson issued a directive ordering the IRS not to assign such cases to outside debt collectors. Olson said she’s concerned people will make tax payments even if they’re unable to pay basic living expenses. For 2018, the FPL ranges from $12,140 for a 1-person household to $41,380 for an 8-person family.

The IRS must respond to the directive, either by agreeing or appealing, by 6/25/18.