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.

2019 Primer on the IRS PDC Program

Detail about the progress of the IRS Private Debt Collection Program to date.

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Fast Facts About the IRS PDC Program

An visual overview of the progress of the IRS Private Debt Collection Program to date.

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PDC Program Score Card

The latest data demonstrating the progress of the IRS Private Debt Collection Program

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Myths vs. Facts

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

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Comparison of IRS and PDC Program Collections

The PDC Program improves customer service and puts taxpayers in the drivers seat.

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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.

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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.

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2017 IRS 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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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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Following are the latest IRS Quarterly Reports to Congress on the progress of the Private Debt Collection Program

IRS Q3 FY2019 Update to Congress on the PDC Program

Data through June 13, 2019

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IRS Q1 FY2019 Update to Congress on the PDC Program

Data through December 13, 2018

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IRS FY2018 Update to Congress on the PDC Program

Data through September 30, 2018

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