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Below please find daily updates pertaining to the latest in financial, business, and tax news:

Is it really the IRS calling?

Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee.

The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service.

However, there are special circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a home or business, such as when a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill, to secure a delinquent tax return or a delinquent employment tax payment, or to tour a business as part of an audit or during criminal investigations.

To understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and determine if it’s truly the IRS see: How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door.

 

Consumer Alerts on Tax Scams

‪Note that the IRS will never:

  • Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill if you owe any taxes.
  • Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
  • Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

For more information on tax scams, please see Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts. For more information on phishing scams, please see Suspicious e-Mails and Identity Theft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxpayer Advocate Service Feed

NTA Blog: Claims for Refunds: 2019 and 2020 Tax Year Trap for the Unwary

Tue, May 11, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: File by May 17; here are some options

Mon, May 10, 2021

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NTA Blog: A Creative LITC Partnership to Better Serve Taxpayers: These Superheroes Change in a Museum – Not a Phone Booth!

Thu, May 06, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: Keep safe on social media at tax time – Don’t post or message tax info

Wed, May 05, 2021

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NTA Blog: Public Service Recognition Week: Thank you to all public servants, including our TAS and IRS employees, for their outstanding service

Mon, May 03, 2021

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NTA Blog: Paycheck Protection Plan Loan Forgiveness and Deductibility of Associated Expenses

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

As part of a suite of measures to provide small businesses relief from the impact of COVID-19, Congress established the […] The post NTA Blog: Paycheck Protection Plan Loan Forgiveness and Deductibility of Associated Expenses appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

NTA Blog: 2021 Filing Season Bumps in the Road: Part II

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

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NTA Blog: 2021 Filing Season Bumps in the Road: Part I

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: Early information about Advanced Child Tax Credit payments under the American Rescue Plan Act

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

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Blog de la NTA: Los contribuyentes pueden presentar una declaración de impuestos sustitutiva de 2020 que cambie su elección de presentación conjunta para recibir el tercer pago de impacto económico

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

The post Blog de la NTA: Los contribuyentes pueden presentar una declaración de impuestos sustitutiva de 2020 que cambie su elección de presentación conjunta para recibir el tercer pago de impacto económico appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...