Consumer Alert on Credit Counseling Organizations


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Updated May 2006

Although many credit counseling organizations provide valuable services to persons who find themselves in debt, the IRS is concerned that some have used their tax-exempt status to circumvent consumer protection laws and take advantage of those who are already in financial distress. The following items detail these concerns:

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