Governments of all sizes and locations are owed money. In the U.S. federal government, citizens and businesses typically owe taxes, fines and fees. Consumers can also owe on federally-backed student loans, while businesses can owe on development loans. Several branches of the U.S. government have robust ARM operations, including the IRS and the Department of Education. On the state and local level, debts to the government can be too many to enumerate. From court fines and fees to sales tax to late parking tickets. An overwhelming majority of U.S. states, and thousands of municipal governments, have used private debt collectors to help recover their debts.

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Lively Debt Collection Debate Likely in House Fin. Servs. Committee Hearing Tomorrow

25 September 2019

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Freshly Signed Taxpayer First Act of 2019 Affects Private Debt Collectors

2 July 2019

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TCPA’s Content-Specific Government-Backed Debt Exemption Struck Down on First Amendment Grounds

25 April 2019


IRS PDC Program Continues to Succeed, Collected $130.6 million Through December 2018

14 March 2019


Congress Considering HANGUP Act One Last Time

5 March 2019


Federal Law Preempts DC Licensing Requirements for Certain Types of Federal Student Loans, According to District of DC

6 December 2018

IRS PDC Program Quarterly Report Shows Increase in Overall Net Gain

31 October 2018

Report on IRS Private Debt Collection Program Gives Good Reviews to Agencies, Criticized IRS Management of Program

12 September 2018

IRS Private Debt Collection Program Pays Off

27 August 2018

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Mystery Solved!: So That’s What Happened to the FCC’s Order Implementing the BBA Amendment to the TCPA Exempting Collectors of Government-Backed Debt

12 June 2018


Ontario Systems Acquires Justice Systems, Provider Of Court Case Management Software

3 May 2018

Cincinnati Adopts CSS IMPACT! Financial Cloud

13 February 2018


Kaulkin Ginsberg Company Announces Addition of U.S. Federal Government Market Segment on KG Prime

5 December 2017

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CFPB Sides with ED in RFP Litigation and the Court’s Preliminary Injunction Prohibiting New Placements

24 August 2017

House Subcommittee Considers Bills, Including Debt Collection

13 July 2017

New York Times Article Criticizes Tactics of Private IRS Debt Collectors

26 June 2017

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ED RFP Litigation Continues Even While RFP “Do-Over” is in Progress

15 June 2017


Performant Reports Q1 Results, Comments on ED, Treasury, and IRS Collection Contracts

11 May 2017


Treasury Awards Contracts for Collection of Non-Tax Debt; Could Student Loans Be Next?

9 May 2017


FTC Settles With Collector Over Multiple Alleged FDCPA Violations

27 March 2017