Taxpayers continue to be targets of various scams. Here are a few we’ve heard about lately, and encourage you to watch out for:
Phone scams – The IRS will never call to demand immediate payment, call about taxes owed without first having mailed a bill, call to demand payment without the opportunity to question or appeal, require use of specific payment method, ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone, or threaten to bring a law enforcement to arrest a taxpayer for not paying.
Fake Charities – Fake charities often use names similar to well-known organizations and may set up fake websites. You should check the Exempt Organizations Select Check on the IRS’s website to determine whether a charity is bona fide and qualifies for deductible contributions.
Phishing – Phishing scams send taxpayers unsolicited emails looking for financial or personal information. A taxpayer who receives a suspicious email should send it to the IRS at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact us if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help.