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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

TAS Tax Tips: First round of Advance Child Tax Credit letters go to potentially eligible taxpayers: payments start July 15

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: Get Sharable IRS Tax Updates and More Through the New IRS Outreach Connection center

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: The IRS begins adjusting tax returns for unemployment compensation exclusion

Wed, Jun 09, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: Why Do I Owe a Penalty and Interest and What Can I Do About It?

Mon, Jun 07, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: How do I find my refund information?

Tue, Jun 01, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: Economic Impact Payments for 2021 are being issued

Mon, May 24, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: IRS updates Allowable Living Expense standards for 2021

Wed, May 19, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: Need options for when you owe federal taxes, but can’t pay in full?

Tue, May 18, 2021

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NTA Blog: Lifecycle of a Tax Return

Tue, May 18, 2021

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TAS Tax Tips: Taxpayers with an excess advance Premium Tax Credit are not required to report or repay in 2020

Thu, May 13, 2021

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