Be wary of IRS Scammers

Even if you filed your tax return by the April 18 deadline, the IRS may still contact you for legitimate reasons. But be cautious as there are many scammers who try to impersonate as IRS agents. Here are a few quick tips to avoid scammers:

  • A taxpayer will generally first receive several letters from the IRS in the mail (called IRS notices)
  • The IRS will not cold call you to demand payment, as they will first bill any taxpayer who owes taxes
  • Payments will always be made to The U.S. Treasury (and never in the form of gift cards or wire transfers)
  • You have the right to question or appeal the amount the IRS says you owe
  • The IRS cannot revoke your driver’s license, business license, or immigration status
  • Scammers will try many methods to threaten, bully or intimidate you. But do not comply without verifying their authenticity.
  • Inquire directly with the IRS on the official website:

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