Federal Tax, Tax

How to Identify Fraudulent Calls Pretending to be the IRS

Identity thieves may contact taxpayers through fraudulent telephone calls, emails, texts or social media messages pretending to be the IRS. To reduce the chances of identity theft, the IRS has published tips to help taxpayers know when the IRS is actually contacting them. The first step the IRS typically takes is mailing a letter. If a letter appears suspicious, a taxpayer can log in to his or her secure IRS Online Account to see if a copy of the letter is filed there. After mailing a letter, IRS employees may call to confirm an appointment or discuss items for a scheduled audit. The IRS doesn’t leave pre-recorded, urgent or threatening messages. For more IRS tips: https://bit.ly/3PrKiN3. Contact the Cg Team with questions.© 2023