Collector Job Description


Responsible for working to obtain repayment for delinquent accounts. Works primarily as a revenue officer in the IRS. Sends out delinquent notices, prepares returns, and collects payments.

Primary responsibilities

  • Reach out to responsible parties to collect on a debt.
  • Work for the IRS to collect on delinquent accounts.
  • Compile reports and send to taxpayer.
  • Work with revenue agents and tax examiners.
  • Work with taxpayer to bring delinquent account current.
  • Outline severity of delinquency to taxpayer.
  • Send taxpayers notice of delinquencies.
  • Develop repayment terms.
  • Request that the IRS prepare an individual's tax return.
  • Verify claims that taxpayers cannot repay debt.
  • Examine documents such as bank statements, pay stubs, and previous tax returns to come to a decision.
  • Investigate claims by researching court information on the status of liens, mortgages, or financial statements.
  • Locate assets through third parties, such as neighbors or local departments of motor vehicles.
  • Request legal summonses if records cannot be readily accessed.
  • Decide whether IRS should take a lien to settle debt.
  • Suggest if lien should be on real estate, automobile, or other asset.
  • Garnish wages.
  • Follow up with taxpayer on payment deadlines.
  • Revise repayment terms if necessary.
  • Maintain records.
  • Update telephone numbers, addresses, and other pertinent information.
  • Record actions taken.
  • Purge records as needed.
  • Call on experts to evaluate fraudulent tax returns.
  • Review state tax returns.
  • Obtain settlements.
  • Issue subpoenas and seize property.

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