IRS Warns of More Tax Scams

Mike Miller Tax News, TAX TIPS

Tax scams happen year-round, but they seem to be more common during tax season and in the summer. The IRS website is a great resource for scams that are happening to tax payers all around the country. Here are a few of the latest scams we thought were important for our clients to know about…

  1. With hurricane season upon us, there will be scammers calling, emailing and on social media posing as charities helping hurricane victims. So the IRS is warning tax payers to only give money to reputable charities.
  2. Since tax season just ended, people may still be waiting to hear from the IRS. So they warn tax payers to be aware of phishing emails related to your tax return. Do not give out your social security number, account info, or passwords by email. The IRS does not make contact by email requesting personal information. They always mail a bill first.
  3. Scammers find ways to use fake numbers from all over the country to pose as the IRS. They are calling tax payers and demanding payment of your taxes that are due. The scammers then threaten arrest warrants, law-enforcement intervention, and/or revoking licenses. Don’t do it! The IRS would never call, leave a message and demand payment.

You can report any suspicious call or phishing email to phishing@irs.gov. Learn more by going to the Report Phishing and Online Scams page.

Keep your information safe. Stay up-to-date on the latest scams by visiting the IRS website often. For the latest news from the IRS, you can visit…https://www.irs.gov/newsroom