Avoid IRS Phone Scams

At least once a month I’ll receive a nervous phone call from someone worried about the IRS. They just got off the phone with someone that said they were an IRS agent and unless they send a few thousand dollars in a day or two, the IRS is going to send the police to their home or job to arrest them. That’s a phone scam. The IRS does not operate that way.

If you have done your taxes in the past and you have a bill, then you’re going to know that you owe. But the IRS does not just out of the blue call and tell a taxpayer that they owe some unexpected amount. They also don’t just send the police to someone’s home or job like that.

Here’s a TaxAssurances YouTube video I did about these IRS phone scams.

Here’s what the IRS says they will never do when it comes to taxes and communicating with the public.


So if you get a phone call like this, hang up. If you’re still not sure and want peace of mind, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. They can go over your tax history to let you know where you stand with them.

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Author: TaxAssurances, LLC

Chex Balances is the blogsite of TaxAssurances, LLC, an independent financial services firm that provides expert advice and solutions in Accounting and Insurance. The site provides insightful and useful information around the reader's financial life. Information that helps them understand and navigate the financial details of everyday living.

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