An eastern Kentucky town is reviewing whether to sell delinquent tax debts to third-party collection agencies.

Fleming-Neon, Ky. Mayor Susie Polis says outside collection agency could double or even triple the amount owed through assessment of court costs and other collection fees.

At a recent meeting of the Letcher County (Ky.) Fiscal Court, County Court Clerk Winston Meade warned county taxpayers who are delinquent not to allow their taxes to be sold to third-party collectors and urged them to make payment arrangements.

In his remarks, reported by a local television station, Meade stressed the "lack of compassion" the third-party collectors have for the holders of the delinquent taxes.

Subscribe Now

Authoritative analysis and perspective for every segment of the payments industry

14-Day Free Trial

Authoritative analysis and perspective for every segment of the industry