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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: Filing Season Part One: The Earned Income Tax Credit, the Additional Child Tax Credit, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

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Taxpayer Advocate Service Experiencing Long Call Wait Times

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

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Changes related to the Earned Income Tax Credit on 2020 Tax Returns May Mean More People Qualify

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

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Blog de NTA: Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente publica el Informe Anual 2020 al Congreso

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

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NTA Blog: National Taxpayer Advocate releases 2020 Annual Report to Congress

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

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National Taxpayer Advocate Releases Annual Report to Congress and “Purple Book”

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

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Report your virtual currency transactions

Mon, Jan 11, 2021

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Get an Identity Protection PIN to protect yourself from tax-related identity theft

Fri, Jan 08, 2021

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Second round of Economic Impact Payments have begun

Tue, Jan 05, 2021

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Taxpayers who don’t itemize can take a special $300 charitable contribution deduction on 2020 tax returns

Mon, Jan 04, 2021

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