IRS Tax Tips
You might be one of the thousands that will receive suspicious emails, phone calls, faxes, or notices claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS.) Don’t be fooled! These scammers are hoping to trick you into revealing personal and financial information.
If you are due a refund, file early. Last year, tax scammers used stolen social security numbers to file tax returns to get fraudulent refunds.
When tax season is in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service receives millions of calls and thousands of taxpayer visits daily. For faster service, avoid peak times like Monday and Friday mornings when wait times are usually longest. Better yet, get the help you need online 24/7 without delay at IRS.gov.
The Internal Revenue Service is taking additional steps during the 2014 tax season to protect taxpayers and help victims of identity theft and refund fraud.
The IRS has taken numerous steps to combat identity theft and protect taxpayers. We are continually looking at ways to increase data security and protect taxpayers' identities with assistance from our Identity Protection Specialized Unit. Identity theft cases are among the most complex ones we handle.
The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels.
The IRS warns consumers about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page.
With the start of this year's hurricane season, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard themselves against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps.