Open 24 hrs / 7 Days A Week
Real Tax Attorneys For Real Tax Issues

Fast Action. Proven Results.


Tax scams vs. legitimate IRS inquires

Tax scams will likely continue and possibly even increase. One possible reason there are so many tax scams that exist is because of taxpayer confusion regarding the new tax laws. When a scammer claims a taxpayer is not in compliance with the law and asks for additional information, many taxpayers believe the request is from the IRS.

There are a number of ways for taxpayers to protect themselves from scams, however. A firm understanding of how the IRS operates can provide protection. For example, the IRS is not going to first inform you of an investigation by contacting you by telephone.

And they will never attempt to initially contact you through social media or email. The IRS is especially not going to request personal or financial information in this manner. The IRS likes to do its business through the U.S. post office.

Unfortunately, scam artists can create emails that look entirely legitimate. It may even include a link that you will not wish to click upon.

The IRS has its own website to report phishing scams at [email protected].

Report any threatening communications to authorities

If a communication begins with a threat to have you arrested, it’s likely a scam. IRS agents adhere to a certain type of conduct, and they prefer to resolve tax matters civilly.

However, if there is reason to believe the contact is coming from a genuine IRS employee, it would be a mistake to dismiss what they say. Ignoring mailings from the IRS can result in an escalating situation.

The IRS can severely penalize individuals for not complying with reporting and rules. A prompt response to IRS inquiries is always a good idea. However, it is useful to receive legal advice from a skilled tax attorney before giving any formal response – especially if it could possibly result in criminal charges.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

When you hire us, we can help: you:

  • Obtain emergency relief from IRS actions
  • Stop the IRS from garnishing your wages
  • Prevent levees from being placed on your bank accounts
  • Keep tax payments and penalties from spiraling out of control

Phone Answered 24/7

We are always available to answer your questions and put your mind at ease.

Call us today at
855-900-1040 for a free initial consultation

Competitive Pricing

We offer flat fees that fit your needs and your budget.

Read Our Pricing FAQ

What Past Clients Say About Us

β€œI know I won't be getting those frightening letters anymore thanks to Chad Silver - such a weight off my mind!” - A. Gould, Ohio

Read More Testimonials

A Real History of Success

IRS debt of $682,437, Attorney Silver and his team negotiated the Debt down to zero.

View More Results

You Can Fight The IRS And Win. We Can Help.

No matter where you are in the process, we can help you make the best of your situation. Call us toll free at 855-900-1040 for a free case evaluation.

Get A Free Consultation »
Back To Top