As a result of the IRS reactivating a private tax debt
collection program, the National Taxpayer Advocate released a report stating that taxpayers assigned to the program are entered into installment programs that they cannot afford. They also report that the program costs the U.S. Treasury more money that it collects from the program. Due to increased IRS impersonating phone scams
, the IRS warns taxpayers that they will first contact them via a letter in the mail.