We have received notification from some of our clients that they are receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to be from the IRS. They have even managed to rig the caller ID on your phone to show the IRS phone number. The callers threaten that you must immediately pay taxes that are overdue on your account or you will be arrested, deported, or liens placed on your property.
If you receive a call like this and have no knowledge of owing any tax to the IRS, HANG UP. They will ask for your Social Security number or other personal information for identity theft.
The IRS will ALWAYS mail several notices to taxpayers requesting payment for any past due taxes owed.
You may report these types of calls to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484, or call our office, 928-778-0079, with any questions.
The thieves have invaded the Prescott area so please be aware.
Posted: July 22, 2014; Lois Hilgendorf, CPA