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Four collection firms have been contracted by the IRS’ new private collection program of overdue federal tax debts.  The groups are CBE Group of Cedar Falls, IA, Conserve of Fairport, NY, Performant of Livermore CA, and Pioneer of Horseheads, NY.  Each taxpayer or business tax account which owes these certain types of overdue federal tax debts will only be assigned to one of these agencies, NEVER to all four private collection agencies, and never to another private group. 

Before transferring an account to the private collection agency the IRS will notify the taxpayer in a letter delivered by U.S. postal service – not by text, not by email, not by phone.  The letter will explain what you can expect when your account is transferred to a private collection agency. 

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