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Scammers Now Sending Fake IRS Letters

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you have read about the many different ways that scammers have been stealing money from unsuspecting taxpayers by pretending to be the IRS. Scammers regularly use telephone calls to threaten people…

October 21, 2016

Seventy IRS Scammers Arrested in India

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you are aware of the many different types of IRS scams that are out there, including telephone calls by scammers to unsuspecting taxpayers threatening them with deportation or immediate arrest if they…

October 21, 2016

Scammers Now Sending Fake IRS Emails to Unsuspecting Taxpayers

The IRS has recently warned of a new type of scam consisting of fake IRS emails sent to unsuspecting taxpayers. When you file a tax return, you report your income on that tax return from Forms W-2, Forms 1099 and…

October 06, 2016

IRS to Begin Using Private Debt Collection Agencies in 2017

The IRS plans to use private debt collection agencies in early 2017. Here are a few things you should know about this new program: The IRS has begun to select private debt collection agencies and will publish the names of…

October 04, 2016

Government Reports IRS Impersonation Complaints Have Increased

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know that many individuals pretending to be IRS employees have scammed taxpayers out of millions of dollars.  A scammer contacts a taxpayer and pretends to be an IRS employee. …

September 19, 2016

Recent Scams Focus on Apple iTunes Gift Cards

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you have learned that there are many scammers out there trying to steal money from unsuspecting taxpayers by pretending to be IRS personnel. These individuals often threaten immediate arrest or…

August 27, 2016

Five IRS Impersonators Arrested

Five individuals were recently arrested on allegations that they impersonated Internal Revenue Service agents and used the threat of arrest to extort money from victims.  The five suspects were arrested in Miami, Florida on May 23, 2016, and were charged…

July 08, 2016

Other Countries Routinely Publish Personal Tax Information of Citizens

We have previously discussed the long-standing tradition of presidents and presidential candidates disclosing their tax returns to the public over the last 40 years. We have also discussed Donald Trump’s steadfast refusal to release his tax returns by claiming that…

June 23, 2016

IRS Impersonators Try New Student Tax Phone Scam

We have regularly reported about IRS phone scams where individuals pretending to be IRS agents demand money from taxpayers for a nonexistent tax liability. The IRS has recently reported that scammers are now demanding payment of a federal student tax…

June 15, 2016

IRS Initiating Some Audits by Telephone Despite ‘No Call’ Promise

The IRS has begun initiating some audits by telephone depending on the state in which you live.  The Internal Revenue Manual was recently updated to instruct Revenue Agents that the preferred method for initiated taxpayer contact for an audit is…

May 23, 2016

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