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Warren, Brown Question IRS Policy on Debt Collectors

Jan. 9, 2020, 9:09 PM

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown are requesting in a letter more information on why the IRS is allowing private debt collectors access to taxpayers bank accounts.

  • “This is a dangerous practice that has been abused by debt collectors to rip off consumers-and is outlawed in some cases by the Federal Trade Commission,” senators say in letter
  • Lawmakers request response from the agency by Jan. 22

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