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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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Dept. of Education PCA Program Still a Driver of Small Business Growth

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) Private Collection Agency (PCA) program remains an opportunity for small businesses despite recent wrangling over five contractor suspensions in March and a bid process for large (“unrestricted”) contractors still incomplete after two years. Goals have gone up over the last two years, with ED’s prime and subcontracting goals now at 20% and 33%, respectively.

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Huffington Post Article About Private Collection Agencies Potentially Collecting IRS Debt Hits a Nerve with this ARM Veteran

Last week the Huffington Post published an article that just sent me over the edge. The headline read, “Republicans Want Private Debt Collectors To Replace IRS Agents; The GOP thinks it’ll save the government money, but the facts suggest the opposite.” While the headline got my attention, the first two sentences really got my blood boiling…

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MyGovWatch.com Makes Federal Debt Collection Report Available

Collingswood, NJ:  MyGovWatch.com has made available for download a free copy of a report the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) provides annually to the U.S. Congress on Federal non-tax government receivables and debt collection activities of U.S. government agencies. MyGovWatch.com offers subscribers insider access to the past, present, and future of government and student loan […]

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Social Security Administration Spends Three Times More Than it Collects Trying to Recover Overpayments

A report issued last week by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that the Social Security Administration spent nearly three times as much as it took in to try to collect on mistakenly issued overpayments over the six year period ending in 2013. The findings are reminiscent of the IRS debt collection saga of the early 2000′s.

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RCB Achieves Federal HUBZone Certification

Philadelphia, PA – Revenue Collection Bureau, Inc. (RCB), based in Philadelphia, PA, today announced it has achieved Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) certification through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The HUBZone program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to Federal procurement opportunities. The program was enacted into law as […]

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Performant Q1 Earnings Provide Insight on Student Loan Collections

Performant Financial Corporation (PFMT), one of the Department of Education’s Private Collection Agencies, yesterday announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015. The company also hosted a conference call to discuss the results. First Quarter Highlights Total revenues of $38.6 million, representing a year-over-year decrease of 34.2% Net loss of $4.4 million, […]