In a phishing attack, an attcker will send you an email. The email will try to trick you into sharing personal data. The IRS will not ask you to divulge sensitive information via email. If you recieve an email that you think is from an attacker, please contact us by phone. Do not forward the email to us, unless we ask you too. As sometimes these emails might also have a virus hidden within it.
If you ever recieve a phone call from the "IRS" demanding immediate payment. Do not give them any information nor any money. It is someone trying to steal your identity, money, or information. The IRS will never call to demand immediate payment. If you recieve this phone call, hang up the phone, write down the phone number, and call us.
This fraud is when someone emails you pretending to be us. It is very similar to the phishing attack. If you are uncertain call us and verify the email address. Do not respond to it. Do not forward the email to us. Take a picture or screen shot of the email contents and the email address it was sent from, then delete it. Please call us if this happens and if you have those pictures please bring it the next time you come to the office or mail it to us.
A phony IRS Agent might try to visit your home. This scam is typically directed at the elderly. A legitimate IRS agent carries government issued identification with them and will try to contact you before visiting your home. Please call us if a phony or real IRS Agent comes to your home.