The IRS has released a recent warning regarding a surge in aggressive phone calls from “fake” IRS agents. Callers are threatened with imprisonment, deportation, and license suspension (among other things) if they do not immediately send cash or pre-paid credit cards to resolve a mysterious debt owed to the IRS. The IRS notes that the scam tends to target the elderly, recent immigrants and those for whom english is not their primary language.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen reassured US taxpayers that the IRS will never use scare tactics in order to get them to pay a debt to the IRS, even if they genuinely owe it. “The first IRS contact with taxpayers is usually through the mail. Taxpayers have rights, and this is not how we do business.”
One might disagree as to the definition of the term “scare tactics” as we consider liens on your house and wage garnishment to be fairly “scary” “tactics”. If you have been contacted by the IRS it is important to conact an experienced and proven IRS tax attorney who will protect your interests and provide options for your response. If you have been contacted by the IRS we invite you to call us today for a free consultation at 866-631-3470.