Every year, IRS impersonators find ways to trick people into providing personal information whether it is in person, over the phone or through email. Don’t get scammed! Know the facts:
- The IRS will contact you through mail before reaching out in another way for overdue taxes
- The IRS will not demand immediate payment or threaten you in any way
- If the IRS visits you for any reason, they will not ask for payment to anything other than the U.S. Treasury
It is important to both be aware of these scams and to file your taxes early. We know someone who helps people file their taxes and helps them stay safe from scammers. Brett Porter, E.A., is a full-service accounting firm in Port Orange, providing tax preparation and bookkeeping services to the greater Volusia County area (Ormond Beach to Edgewater, Deland to Daytona). Brett is an enrolled agent with the IRS, so he can assist on your behalf without the price tag of similar services from H.R. Block or Liberty Tax!