With Tax Season beginning, you can expect an increase of phone and email scams of people claiming to be an IRS employee in order to gain access to your personal or financial information. As always, never give out information to unsolicited calls or email. Please keep in mind the following facts from the IRS Website:
The IRS will first contact you by mail if you owe taxes, not by phone.
The IRS never asks for credit, debit or prepaid card information over the phone.
The IRS never insists that you use a specific payment method to pay your tax.
The IRS never requests immediate payment over the telephone.
The IRS will always treat you professionally and courteously.
For more information, please visit www.irs.gov.