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Would the IRS call to tell you are being sued by they?

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would the IRS call to tell you are being sued by they?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

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I hold J.D. (Duris Doctorate -a Doctoral degree in the law), MBA (Finance & Tax specialization), a BBA from Mercer University's Stetson School of Business & Economics, as well as CFP and CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations

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No ... absolutely not

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IRS does not call taxpayers by phone

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You are deal with a scam artist

Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

See this: https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Repeats-Warning-about-Phone-Scams

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IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

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IR-2014-81, Aug. 13, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, TIGTA has identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams.

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"There are clear warning signs about these scams, which continue at high levels throughout the nation,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Taxpayers should remember their first contact with the IRS will not be a call from out of the blue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail. A big red flag for these scams are angry, threatening calls from people who say they are from the IRS and urging immediate payment. This is not how we operate. People should hang up immediately and contact TIGTA or the IRS.”

Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS,...

  • call and report the incident to TIGTA at 1.***-***-****.
  • You can file a complaint using the FTC Complaint Assistant; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

Hope this helps

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Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

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Let me know if this helped.

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Let me know if you need more here too.

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Thank you,

Lane

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