One of the recent IRS Summertime Tax Tips is a good reference tool – ‘How Does The IRS Contact People?” The tip tells you when an IRS agent or revenue officer may visit your home or business, initiate contact via telephone as well as send correspondence. The IRS does not start conversations via text or social media (new tax scams have been trying this).
Also, any payments made for taxes must be made to the United States Treasury and do not involve purchasing prepaid credit/gift cards.
The article also recommends asking for credentials and other resources you can look up.
In this day of online scams coupled with spoofed phone numbers, you can never be too safe!
Please check out this Summertime Tax Tip.
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Thomas C. Hodge
Hodge Group LLC
3943 N. Austin Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634