Unfortunately it isn't always easy to know when a scammer is calling you. Millions of dollars and personal information have been lost due to tax scams.
The IRS uses the US Postal Service to initiate all contact with a taxpayer. They will never make their first contact by a phone call, email, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information. However, after multiple letters they may attempt to call you.
While we may not appreciate the work they do, IRS agents are generally professional. Note that an IRS agent will never:
Don't fall victim to high-pressure calls demanding immediate payment. If you are ever unsure about a purported liability, contact us or call the IRS directly.
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