Currently, the IRS is warning the public of a recent surge in illegitimate IRS phone calls and voice messages. The newest scams are automated messages referring to non-existent IRS letters mailed to the taxpayer without response. A demand for immediate payment by gift cards (like i-Tunes), and threats of arrest or lawsuits may be made.
Remember, the government does not call taxpayers regarding their taxes, they always contact them in writing first.
If you get such a phone call, just hang up. Also, tag any fraudulent government emails as spam and delete.
We advise all clients to report any calls, fraudulent letters or emails to the government.
Here is the IRS link regarding these scams:
IRS information about Scams
The above is considered to be general tax information and is not intended to be used as tax advice. If you believe that any of the above applies to you, please consult with a tax professional. See our Legal Statement.