Avoiding IRS Scams

A common scam being used is receiving a call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent or a Taxpayer Advocate Service agent. In the call they tell you that you have some tax liability that you need to resolve immediately to avoid arrest. They may also offer to help you resolve the issue. The IRS’s first communication with you will NEVER be a phone call. Additionally, the IRS will never request immediate payment via credit/debit card, gift card, or wire transfer. If you receive any suspicious call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent, you should hang up immediately and not return their call. The IRS will also never send anything via email.

How will I Know if I Have a Tax Issue?

The first correspondence that the IRS sends is always by mail and will be sent directly to our firm.  If you do receive a notice in the mail, you should send it to us as soon as possible so we can assist you. The fees you have already paid for your tax preparation cover any audits that may arise. If any tax liability arises, we will assist you in submitting payment.

If you have further questions, you can always contact AFP Consulting or you may want to consulate the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

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