January 11, 2019
As another tax season begins, it seems as though everybody knows somebody who has received a phone call from “The IRS”. Below is an excerpt from the IRS fact sheet on how the IRS works when it comes to contacting taxpayers. For the whole article, see the link below:
How The IRS Initiates Contact:
The IRS initiates most contacts with taxpayers through regular mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. However, there are special circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a home or business, such as:
Even then, taxpayers will generally first receive a letter or sometimes more than one letter, often called notices, from the IRS in the mail. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, we encourage you to contact our office to verify the validity of the caller.
With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.
Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues. The other threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency. Here are some details about these scams to...
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When Are Taxes Due?
The deadline to submit your 2018 tax return and pay...