Tax season is our busy time of year, but at Stenseth, Samuelson & Boese, Ltd. we are committed to offering services that do more than simply file your tax return. We strive to understand your individual situation so that we can answer all your tax-related questions and offer advice on ways to save you money in the future. Our tax season page offers more insight into our tax preparation services for both new and established clients.
Scammers are posing to be from the IRS and using scare tactics to take advantage of their victims. They often claim that a person is delinquent on taxes and then try to collect those supposedly late taxes by specific payments over the phone. They also use the ruse to trick people into giving them their Social Security Number or other sensitive information while they pretend to verify the victim's account.
Don't be fooled! There are some basic ways to tell the scammers from the real IRS and protect your information:
The IRS will never call you about taxes without sending you a paper bill and assigning you an agent.
They will never demand immediate payment by specific methods, such as over the phone.
They will never threaten to call the local police if you don't pay immedialtely.
They will never ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, don't give them your information. Even if you think that you might owe some taxes, hang up and call the IRS back on their published number 1.800.829.1040 to ask about any unpaid taxes.
Click Here to read more information from the IRS website about how to tell if someone calling or knocking at your door is really with the IRS.