Thousands of taxpayers have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. It is important to stay alert and learn to recognize the telltale signs of a scam.
The most important thing to know is the IRS DOES NOT initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.
In rare cases does the IRS ever call you. The IRS will never call you demanding immediate payment and they do not threaten to send police or other law enforcement officials to arrest you.
The IRS has a page for tax scams/consumer alerts. Make sure you read the information and pass along the information to your family and friends.