Tax Scams – The IRS calls you. – The IRS will not contact you by Phone or Email
We have been receiving calls from our Clients that The IRS has called them and left a message claiming that they were revenue agents. The message states that you need to immediately call this number (415-506-1286). This is a scam. The Internal Revenue Service will not call you. The IRS will 1) Send you a letter, next 2) Send you a registered letter and then if they are ignored 3) Stop out and see you.
Do not return the phone call. If you feel there is a problem you need to call a Certified Public Accountant and have them represent you.
Remember they cannot put you in jail for not paying your taxes unless you are willfully refusing to pay, However you can go to jail for not filing your tax return.
The IRS will never ask for the Following:
• Never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone.
• Never insists that taxpayers use a specific payment method to pay tax obligations
• Never requests immediate payment over the telephone and will not take enforcement action immediately following a phone conversation. Taxpayers usually receive prior notification of IRS enforcement action involving IRS tax liens or levies.
Remember The IRS is allowed to seize assets without a court order and they will levy your bank account if a balance is due and you have not discussed and approved payment arrangements. Again this will be done in writing not by telephone or email.