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Avoid tax scams

Tax season is just another reason to be wary of scams as fraudsters target taxpayers. Scammers can impersonate the IRS using phone calls, mail, email and texts to scam people for their money and personal information.

Look out for these scams during tax season:

  • The IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email, text or social media.
  • A bill will be mailed out to those who owe taxes by the IRS — they will not call to demand payment.
  • Driver’s licenses, business licenses or immigration status cannot be revoked by the IRS.
  • If you receive a letter about a tax return that you did not file, you may be the victim of an IRS scam.

Take these measures to report a potential scam:

  • If you receive a scam phone call, use the FTC Complaint Form. Add “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.
  • Email for any unsolicited emails claiming to be from the IRS.

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