Beware of Tax Scams!
The Internal Revenue Service has issued warnings of an increasing number of telephone calls from scammers claiming to be from the IRS.
Many are using strong-arming tactics, like threatening your arrest, to scare people into making payments or giving out their social security numbers, credit cards or other personal information.
Understand that the IRS does not work that way.
They send things in writing (paper mail, not e-mail) and do not make threats over the telephone. They would not ask for payments to be made on a prepaid credit card.
Remember that if you ever do have an issue with the IRS, we could represent you, so you would not have to handle it alone.
How Identity Theft Affects Your Tax Returns
We have unfortunately seen instances where fraudulent tax returns have been filed with false or stolen social security numbers.
Don't let this happen to you - guard your personal information as much as you can. Many people discover that they have been victimized when they try to electronically file their taxes. If this does happen, the IRS has procedures to get the correct tax return and to help combat ID theft.