Category Archives: IRS

How to Identify Tax Scams

As a taxpayer, you may be targeted by scammers who are trying to access your personal information. Because new tax-related scams arise every year, it can be challenging to identify and avoid them. This is why taxpayers should understand how the IRS communicates. Being aware of suspicious messages can help you avoid sharing sensitive data or Read More

IRS Impersonators Arrested

Police in Thane, India arrested 70 people that helped manage nine call centers where 700 employees posed as Internal Revenue Service officials. This scam has haunted Americans for years. Police said the employees of these call centers had one job: dial people in the United States, make the accusation they have not paid their taxes Read More

IRS Re-Launches “Get Transcript” App

The Internal Revenue service has re-launched its online Get Transcript app. Disabled last spring due to criminal behavior, the IRS has added an improved multi-factor authentication process to protect taxpayers’ information and data from being exploited by identity thieves. Taxpayers will no longer have to wait for copies of previous years’ transcript returns to be Read More

IRS Phone Scammers Arrested

Tax fraud is a serious offense, and something you should be wary of. There are scammers who will pose as IRS agents and officials in order to demand payments or acquire sensitive, personal and financial information. Take, for example, the recent arrest of five people suspected of impersonating IRS employees as a way to fraudulently Read More

2016 IRS Tax Scams to Avoid

As you’ve read in our previous blogs (here and here), the IRS reminds taxpayers once again about the ways scammers attempt to obtain your personal information. They are now changing tactics and reaching out to taxpayers via the telephone, asking to verify details on your tax return. The scammers attempt to obtain your personal information, Read More

IRS 2015 Phone Scam

The IRS is warning the public about aggressive phone threat scams. This new scam is one of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2015 filing season. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months. The phone scammers are able to alter caller ID numbers to make it look like Read More