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.
IRS Resumes Operation of the PDC Program
Learn more about the phased restart of outreach to taxpayers enrolled in the PDC Program following the IRS’s People First COVID-19 response.
2019 Primer on the IRS PDC Program
Detail about the progress of the IRS Private Debt Collection Program to date.
Fast Facts About the IRS PDC Program
An visual overview of the progress of the IRS Private Debt Collection Program to date.
PDC Program Score Card
The latest data demonstrating the progress of the IRS Private Debt Collection Program
Myths vs. Facts
Understand the facts and learn more about common misperceptions of the Private Debt Collection program.
2017 IRS Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey
The latest information about taxpayer attitudes and service channel preferences.
IRS Private Debt Collection During COVID-19
What you need to know about the IRS Private Debt Collection Program during COVID-19
Comparison of IRS and PDC Program Collections
The PDC Program improves customer service and puts taxpayers in the drivers seat.
About the IRS Special Compliance Personnel Program Fund
The PDC Program provides resources to support the IRS Special Compliance Personnel Program Fund. Learn more about the Fund here.
PDC Program Boosts IRS Staffing
Learn how many new internal IRS collections staff can now be hired thanks to the resources provided by the PDC Program.
How the PDC Program Works
A flow chart overview of how taxpayers experience the IRS Private Debt Collection Program.
A look at how the IRS Private Debt Collection Program helps address the tax gap.
About the Program
An overview of the how the IRS Private Debt Collection Program works to return money to the U.S. Treasury.
Facts About Direct Debit Within IRS Private Debt Collection
The facts about how the new direct debit payment option works within the IRS Private Debt Collection Program.