Washington (May 28, 2004) -- The General Accounting Office this week issued its report on a plan being considered by Congress that would authorize the Internal Revenue Service to contract with private collection agencies for tax debt collection and to pay them out of the revenue they collect.

The GAO didn't take a position on whether the use of PCAs for tax collection is preferable to other methods, but its report noted that, "doing nothing more than has been done recently is not preferable."

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