Taxpayers: Beware of phone scams

February 7, 2022

The IRS will never:

  • Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes.
  • Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying.
  • Demand that taxes be paid without giving taxpayers the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.
  • Call unexpectedly about a tax refund.

Taxpayers who receive these phone calls should:

To read the full article, please visit the irs.gov website by clicking on the following link: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/taxpayers-beware-tax-season-is-prime-time-for-phone-scams