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URGENT: New Scam Alert! (May 2016)

The IRS has announced today that a new scam is trending.  A criminal impersonating an IRS agent calls an unsuspecting taxpayer and demands verification of various personal/confidential information (social security number, bank account number) in order to process your current income tax return.

The full announcement can be read here: IRS Alert.

The IRS does not call (or e-mail) taxpayers!  All IRS business is conducted by USPS mail unless you (the taxpayer) call the IRS.

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, hang up.  If you are worried, you can call the IRS at 800.829.1040 to verify if the call was legit.

You can report the scam call here or here or call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800.366.4484.