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A Closer Look (Debt Collectors) #861434

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at a controversial tactic being used by the IRS to collect back taxes via outsourcing introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The IRS controversial use of private debt collectors for income taxes examined; phone calls played. [IRS national taxpayer advocate Nina OLSON†- says taxpayers are not marks; states the program is a waste of taxpayer dollars.] [Debt collection trade assn. Rozanne ANDERSEN†- defends professionalism.] [Representative Charles RANGEL - opposes the harassment by private debt collectors.] [At hearings, Representative Earl POMEROY†- calls it inefficient.]

Gibson, Charles;
Ross, Brian

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