Overdue Federal Taxes may be sent to Private Collection Agencies

Starting this month, the IRS will begin sending letters to taxpayers with overdue federal tax accounts being assigned to private-sector collection agencies. The new program enables these private agencies to collect unpaid tax debts on the government’s behalf, all of which are several years old. Those with overdue taxes will always receive multiple notifications, letters … Read more

IRS Warns of New W-2 Email Scam

The IRS renewed a warning about an e-mail scam that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from company payroll or human resources departments, the agency said January 25 in a news release. In the scam, cybercriminals tricked payroll and human resource officials into disclosing employee names, Social Security … Read more

The IRS Will Never Call or Email You

In an article published by 9 News, “A woman in Denver lost over $9,000 after falling victim to a telephone scam in early August.” Read the full article here for details and tips on what to do if you believe you are being scammed.   REMINDER: The IRS will never call or email you. It’s … Read more

IRS Tax Scams Becoming More Finessed

When it comes to ripping off innocent victims, tax scammers are stepping up their game. In recent months, the IRS has seen a surge in these scams, known as phishing, as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation, hefty penalties and other things. Of course, these threats are not real. Signs to look for … Read more