Have you ever received a call from someone claiming to be the IRS who insisted that you owed money? What about a social media message with the same urgency? Don’t be fooled by scammers pretending to be the IRS. Community Tax’s team of professionals can help guide you through legitimate and illegitimate inquiries regarding your taxes, and help you avoid damaging tax scams.
Every year, thousands of Americans are tricked out of money by scammers pretending to be the IRS. Common tax scams include:
Payment Requests: You might receive a call telling you that you’re late on your taxes; the IRS will never call and demand payment from a source like a gift card or prepaid debit card. If someone calls with this request, it’s almost always a scammer.
Threat of Official Action: You may get a call threatening police or immigration official action if you do not immediately pay. The IRS will never threaten such action for unpaid taxes.
Fake Charity Scams: Fake charities will claim to allow large deductions for donations to them. Be sure to research any charity you intend to donate to.
If you’re filing your taxes and you’re unsure of whether you’ve been the victim of tax fraud scams, false IRS scams, or other financial scams, Community Tax can help. We can also help ensure that none of your tax-mitigating strategies are accidental tax scams. While reinvesting money strategically or putting money into a non-profit can be excellent ways to do good while lessening your tax burden, it’s important to know which are legally allowed and which are IRS tax scams that could land you with a fine. Consulting with one of our skilled tax preparers can save you from that hassle.