Be Aware of Tax Scams this Season
Tax scams will be on the rise during income tax filing season. Be alert to scammers and protect yourself with the following tips.
- Be wary of unexpected communication from anyone claiming to be from the IRS. The IRS does not request personal or financial information by phone, email, text or social media. They also do not contact taxpayers and demand immediate payment.
- If you receive an unanticipated electronic communication, don’t click on email attachments or links from unknown sources. On unsolicited phone calls, simply hang up.
- Never divulge bank account numbers, credit card numbers, PINs, social security numbers or any other confidential information.
To report suspicious IRS communication or learn more about how to protect your identity, visit IRS.gov.