Facts & Data

There is a great deal of information circulating about the challenges created by our nation’s tax gap. The IRS Private Debt Collection Program was mandated by Congress to strengthen the IRS and bolster the U.S. Treasury by collecting a specific subset of uncollected tax underpayments.

This page provides easy access to the latest fact sheets and IRS reports about the IRS Private Debt Collection Program. The data and details included in the following downloadable PDFs have been pulled from validated government reports related to the program.

Myths vs. Facts

Understand the facts and learn more about common misperceptions of the Private Debt Collection program.

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Underpayments Overview

A look at how the IRS Private Debt Collection Program helps address the tax gap.

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About the Program

An overview of the how the IRS Private Debt Collection Program works to return money to the U.S. Treasury.

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IRS Report: 2017 Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey

The latest information about taxpayer attitudes and service channel preferences.

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How the PDC Program Works

A flow chart overview of how taxpayers experience the IRS Private Debt Collection Program.

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PDC Program Boosts IRS Staffing

The PDC Program provides resources for the IRS Special Compliance Personnel Program Fund – see how many people the IRS could now hire.

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Following are the latest IRS Quarterly Reports to Congress on the progress of the Private Debt Collection Program.

IRS FY2018 Update to Congress on the PDC Program

Data through September 30, 2018

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IRS FY2018 Update to Congress on the PDC Program

Data through June 14, 2018

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