The IRS recently issued news release IR-2015-99 warning taxpayers about continued tax scams targeting unsuspecting taxpayers. The release includes a warning that scammers are altering caller ID information and issuing letters with authentic looking letterhead to trick taxpayers into providing personal information or false tax payments.

A copy of the news release can be read here.

Please remember that the IRS will never call about taxes owed unless tax notices have already been issued through the mail. They will never use the local police or other law-enforcement to arrest you for not paying your taxes. They will not demand payment without first giving you the opportunity to appeal the amount owed. They will not request a specific form of payment or ask for credit card or debit card numbers over the telephone.

If you believe that you have received telephone calls or letters from the IRS that may not be legitimate, you can call 1-800-829-1040 to speak with an IRS agent. Alternatively, we can call the IRS for you, however, we must have a power of attorney on file with the IRS authorizing our CPAs to speak with the IRS about your account.

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