1. This section provides descriptions of assorted transcripts used internally or externally. It includes some transcript request and certifying transcripts procedures. In general, only transcripts designed for taxpayer use should be sent to taxpayers. It also includes information on the Transcript Delivery System (TDS), which is an automated system that delivers tax account and return information to the user instantly along with an appropriate cover letter (when applicable) or to the taxpayer through the post mail feature.
Robert E. McKenzie authored a blog for Forbes‘ “IRS Watch” called, “Private Tax Collectors And Taxpayers’ Right To Avoid Them.” Mr. McKenzie describes how President Obama’s 5-year infrastructure spending Bill added private IRS debt collectors as part of H.R. 22 – Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, the “FAST Act.” Additionally, he goes on to explain the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCP).
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