telephone tax scam

Tax Scams

The Internal Revenue Service has again issued an urgent warning about telephone scams that continue to claim victims. The pattern seems to be that the thieves make unsolicited phone calls, claiming to be from the IRS and demanding immediate payment of taxes by credit card or wire transfer. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has received 90,000 complaints about these scams. He estimates that thieves have stolen an estimated $5 million in these scams.
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IRS Announces A New Appeals Process

The IRS has announced a new appeals process to begin September 2nd, which hopefully will benefit taxpayers trying to settle their cases. At the 2014 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in August, it was announced that “the focus is going to be on settling cases” and that “the Appeals staff will not raise new issues.” The stated goal is to enhance customer perceptions of a fair, impartial, and independent Office of Appeals.

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