The IRS has recently issued a Tax Tip that you need to be aware of. For a while now, people impersonating IRS agents have been calling our home phones and even our cell phones demanding payments for past due tax bills. The callers routinely make threats; and when confronted with taxpayer requests for more detail as to the nature of the tax notice these "agents" sometimes get downright belligerent.
Another, more sophisticated, type of attempt to defraud taxpayers has been identified. These would-be fraudsters are now issuing phony letters that appear to come from the IRS in an attempt to receive payments. Here is the link to the most recent IRS Tax Tip on how to spot one of these fake IRS letters. Always consult your tax advisor before making any payments to the IRS.
Kris Braxton, CPA