Warning: IRS scam going around. Beware…

Here is a bulletin from my tax advisor.  Please beware:

Clients and Friends, here is the latest, and it’s ugly. 

There is a new scam involving official looking IRS notices directed to taxpayers, stating that they owe a balance to the IRS.  The amounts are typically of the size that many people would simply pay it rather than arguing the point.

There are two ways to tell if these notices are fraudulent:

  • The instructions direct the taxpayer to make out a check to “I.R.S.” rather than to “United States Treasury;” and
  • The return address is “Austin Processing Center, P.O. Box 15264, Austin, TX 78761-5264,” which does not match the address listed on the IRS website for the Austin Processing Center.

Please contact our firm or your own tax advisor if any unexpected balance due notice arrives from the IRS.

Timothy W. Tuttle
Timothy W. Tuttle, JD, LLM, CPA
Certified Tax Specialist, CA State Bar
31351 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 103
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-218-1500
949-218-2525 fax
www.tuttlefirm.com

 

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