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Daily Digest – January 8. IRS To Mail Out Refunds, Even if Shutdown Continues; Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case Debating ‘Debt Collector’ Definition

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IRS TO MAIL OUT REFUNDS, EVEN IF SHUTDOWN CONTINUES

  • In an announcement that will be very welcome news to the credit and collection industry, the Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that income tax refunds will still be mailed out even if the government shutdown continues.

SUPREME COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS IN CASE DEBATING ‘DEBT COLLECTOR’ DEFINITION UNDER FDCPA

  • The Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments in a case that seeks to define what constitutes a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, in relation to whether law firms engaging in non-judicial disclosures meet the definition under the statute.

NEW YORK ENACTS LAW TO RESTRICT COLLECTIONS FROM DECEASED INDIVIDUALS’ FAMILY MEMBERS

  • Eric Rosenkoetter from Maurice Wutscher has published an article alerting the credit and collection industry to a new law that will go into effect in New York in March that clarifies how collectors and creditors can attempt to collect debts from deceased individuals.

MISSISSIPPI CITIES PUSHING FOR COLLECTION LAW

  • Cities and counties in Mississippi will be pushing the state legislature to enact a law that will allow for unpaid municipal fines to be deducted from an individual’s state tax returns, according to a published report.

2019 FAST FORWARD: FOUR PAYMENT TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS SHAPING CROSS-INDUSTRY CHANGE

  • Payments are currently in a period of transition from the traditional to the digital. Witness a recent Capgeminireport on consumer payment demand in 2019 which describes the payments industry as rapidly transforming from an infrastructure of cards and terminals to a system dominated by mobile devices such as smart watches, phones, and even IoT-enabled cars!

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