It goes without saying that if there is a way to make an easy buck, someone will eventually try to take advantage of it. Unfortunately, this includes numerous scams intended to separate taxpayers from their cash. Not all scams are easy to detect either.
So as tax season winds down, the professionals at Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman want to emphasize that should clients have any questions about outreach that seems to have occurred from the IRS or any other individual or organization related to your taxes, that you ensure the communication is legitimate.
Below are several links to inform you of popular scams and how you can avoid being duped.
- IRS Tax Scams / Consumer Alerts (undated)
- Stay Vigilant Against Bogus IRS Phone Calls and Emails (February 17, 2015)
- IRS Completes the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2015 (February 9, 2015)
- Phone Scams Continue to be Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season
If you have questions or suspicions about potentially fraudulent communication, please do not hesitate to contact us about your situation at 301-951-9090.