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IRS Warns About Unsolicited Phone Calls

Taxpayers should be alert if they receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, this is most likely a scam. The scammers attempt to get you to pay them for back taxes that do not really exist. They will also try to gain access to personal information such as bank accounts. The scammer will claim you have a refund and your bank information is needed to transfer the refund over to you.

Per the IRS, the IRS will never do the following:

• Call to demand immediate payment.
• Call someone if they owe taxes without first sending a bill in the mail.
• Demand tax payment without allowing the taxpayer to appeal or question the tax.
• Demand payments in certain forms such as a prepaid debit card.
• Ask for credit or debit cards numbers over the phone.
• Threaten to have the police arrest you.
• Threaten to sue you.

Please consult your tax advisor on all the above information.

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