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26 February 2018 by Pure Logic Tax Service

Avoid an IRS Scam

Don't be a victim of an IRS scam. Here's 5 things the scammers will do that the IRS will not do:

1. Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.

2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.

3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.

4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here’s what you should do:

1. Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.

2. Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting webpage. You can also call 800-366-4484.

3. Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the FTC Complaint Assistant on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes.

If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax contact Pure Logic Tax Service