IRS WARNS OF NEW TAX SCAMS

Michael Raiken, CPA

According to the IRS, tax scammers are getting more aggressive this tax season with evolving tax schemes. This time, they are calling unsuspecting people claiming that they have the person’s 2015 tax return and wish to verify a few details in order to process the return. The scammers are attempting to get personal information such as Social Security Numbers or personal financial information, such as bank numbers and credit cards.

This scheme is a continuation of past schemes in an attempt to catch people off guard so they will be more likely to give up this information. Please be aware that the IRS would not call you out of the blue to ask you to verify your personal tax information or make threats for you to make an immediate payment.

If you have a question about a telephone call from the IRS, please contact your tax advisor.

For more information, please read the IRS’s press release.

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