Protect yourself from these scams.
The IRS will never:
o Call to demand immediate payment, nor call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
o Demand you pay taxes without providing the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
o Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
o Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
o Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
Remember, too, the IRS does not use email, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue involving bills or refunds. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box. -LB