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Three things the IRS will not do; avoid being scammed by IRS Impersonators

Three things the IRS will not do; avoid being scammed by IRS Impersonators

The IRS does not:

  1. 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 a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes.
  2. Demand that you pay taxes without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. You should also be advised of your rights as a taxpayer.
  3. Threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers or other law-enforcement to have you arrested for not paying. The IRS also cannot revoke your driver’s license, business licenses, or immigration status. Threats like these are common tactics scam artists use to trick victims into buying into their schemes.

IRS Hires Private Debt Collection Services: We can help

The recent announcement that the IRS is turning over certain collection cases to third-party debt collectors has sent some shockwaves through our profession. The IRS has stated that only very old, inactive cases over a certain dollar limit will be referred to third-party collection agencies. The reality is that a taxpayer has the right to immediately request that their account be returned to the IRS for collection, and this may be beneficial for many taxpayers.