Not everyone files their taxes on time and some neglect (or outright refuse) to pay at all. The IRS’s ability to pursue those individuals and companies has been drastically hampered in recent years.
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that it will be working with four private collection agencies for certain overdue federal debts.
A Tax Administration report from the Treasury Inspector General estimates that $15.6 billion in Earned Income Tax Credit payments were wrongfully paid out in fiscal year 2015.
The IRS announced in April that taxpayers can now pay their owed taxes at more than 7,000 7-Eleven stores across 34 states.