Scammers impersonating the IRS continue to claim victims in every state. Scammers take advantage of taxpayers by claiming they are IRS employees and attempt to obtain personal information or steal money. They may try to contact you via phone, email, social media, or correspondence and will often misuse IRS logos, seals, or symbols in their communications.
Those impersonating the IRS will often tell taxpayers that they owe money to the IRS, and to avoid being arrested, they must pay using a preloaded debit card, wire transfer or gift card. They will also attempt to get your personal information, such as your SSN or EIN so that they may steal your identity.
The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages, or social media to obtain information from taxpayers. The IRS generally contacts taxpayers through regular mail delivered by USPS. However, there are times when the IRS will call or visit a taxpayer with outstanding tax issues by calling or visiting them. These visits typically occur after numerous letters have been sent to the taxpayer. Go to the IRS website for more information on how or why the IRS would be contacting you. When in doubt, always call your Omni Tax Solutions team to verify the contact.