There has been an incredible surge in phone contacts from scammers claiming to represent the IRS and making demands of taxpayers. Taxpayers are falling for these scams in abundance, last year netting 23 million dollars to scammers who insist they are from government agencies. The following list represent signals that you are being scammed.

5 Things the IRS will NEVER do:

  1. Angrily demand immediate payment of tax liabilities over the phone, nor will the agency call about taxes without first having mailed you a bill.
  2. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
  3. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
  4. Require you to use a specific payment for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
  5. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

If you have any concerns that you are being scammed, PLEASE let us advise you by contacting us TODAY