Be Aware of Tax Scams
Tax scams come in many different forms. Some of the most common scams right now are phone calls from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. If you receive one of these calls, do not give them any information or call them back. Any contact with the legitimate IRS is initiated with a letter through the mail.
The IRS will not:
- Initiate contact with you by phone, email, text or social media to ask for your personal or financial information.
- Call you and demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call about taxes you owe without first mailing you a bill.
- Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For example, telling you to pay with a prepaid debit card.