What are the current IRS scams?
The IRS, state tax agencies and tax industry warns tax professionals of a new scam email that impersonates the IRS and attempts to steal Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs). These thieves try to steal client data and tax preparers’ identities that will allow them to file fraudulent tax returns for refunds.
Why did I get a random check from the IRS?
When you get a check with a different amount than you expected from the IRS it means there is a problem. It means the IRS has a different view about your tax return than you do and that requires your immediate attention my friend. The last people you want to be at odds with are those who work for the IRS.
What happens if you are overpaid on your stimulus check?
If you discover that your stimulus payment was too high – or higher than you the amount you were expecting, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will generally not expect you to return the sum which has been overpaid.
Why does the IRS have a Dirty Dozen list?
“The IRS provides the Dirty Dozen list to help raise awareness about common scams that fraudsters use to target people. We urge people to watch out for these scams. The IRS is doing its part to protect Americans. We will relentlessly pursue criminals trying to steal your money or sensitive personal financial information.”
What do you need to know about the Dirty Dozen?
INFORMATION FOR… INFORMATION FOR… INFORMATION FOR… The Dirty Dozen represents the worst of the worst tax scams. Compiled annually, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter anytime but many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their returns or hire someone to help with their taxes.
What to do if you get a fake email from the IRS?
Taxpayers should be alert to potential fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. The IRS will never initiate contact with taxpayers via email about a tax bill, refund or Economic Impact Payments. Don’t click on links claiming to be from the IRS.
What to know about phishing emails from IRS?
Phishing: Taxpayers should be alert to potential fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. The IRS will never initiate contact with taxpayers via email about a bill or tax refund. Don’t click on one claiming to be from the IRS. Be wary of emails and websites that may be nothing more than scams to steal personal information.