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2021-2022 Regular Session

Enrolled agents expressly excluded from debt settlement statutes

In 2016, the Legislature took action targeting bad actors in the debt settlement field who were unqualified and unable to fulfill their promise of settling a tax debt. Some took payment upfront and failed to follow through.

A new law, effective Aug. 1, 2022, clarifies that professional firms and enrolled agents – those federally recognized to provide tax services – are not debt settlement providers and do not fall under statutes regulating that industry.

Rep. Andrew Carlson (DFL-Bloomington) and Sen. Jeff Howe (R-Rockville) sponsor the law.


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SF1391* / HF2342 / CH67
House Chief Author: Carlson
Effective Dates: See chapter summary in the file link above.
* The legislative bill marked with an asterisk denotes the file submitted to the governor.