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US Tax Court Issues Warning About Tax Scams

posted April 08, 2019

It’s not just the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warning about phone impersonation and related scams: the U.S. Tax Court has also issued a warning on its website in an effort to educate taxpayers so that they don’t become victims.

Like the IRS, the Tax Court will not:

  • Call or email to demand payment of Court fees or taxes;
  • Call or email to threaten an arrest; or
  • Call or email to insist that a specific payment method be used to pay a tax debt or request credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

If you have received a phone call, email, or other communication that refers to the Tax Court and which you suspect is a scam and would like to discuss it with a member of the Court’s staff, you can call the Court at (202) 521-3390.

Despite increased publicity about these kinds of scams, reports of phone scams increased in 2018, with the IRS reporting receipt of thousands of such complaints each week. These phone scams are “a major threat to taxpayers” and as such, continued to hold down a top spot on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams.https:/

For more information /www.ustaxcourt.gov/Warning_About_Tax_Scams.pdf

 

 

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