IRS Scam Phone Calls May Be Alarming

There has been an increase recently in scam voicemails or phone calls from persons  claiming to be from the IRS.  The calls are mentioning warrants for the arrest of the taxpayers, back taxes due and other frightening tax complications.  The IRS continues to warn the public to be vigilant about fraudulent phone calls or emails, and offers five tell-tale warning signs to tip you off if you get such a call.  See the link below for more details:

https://www.irs.gov/uac/Five-Easy-Ways-to-Spot-a-Scam-Phone-Call

In our experience, the IRS does not call taxpayers directly nor does the IRS contact taxpayers via email.  Feel free to call your tax preparer if you are alarmed by such a phone call or message.