IRS Phone Scams

Recently I have had a few of my clients and potential clients call me very alarmed and disturbed by supposedly IRS Agents contacting them demanding payment and threatening with criminal prosecution if they did not comply.

Facts The IRS Wont Tell You

Facts the IRS will not tell you:

  1. It is very unlikely that you will get audited. The IRS audited less than 1% of tax returns last year and most likely that will be even lower this year due to budget cuts and understaffing. There are some taxpayers however, that their chances of being audited are increased greatly.

Gov. Shutdown Puts Taxpayers At Risk

On October 15, 2013, the millions of taxpayers who filed extensions were required to file and pay their tax return, even with the partial federal shutdown. For those due a refund, you’ll have to wait. The IRS will not be issuing refunds during the shutdown.