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Honey, the IRS called and they said we're going to jail unless we pay now

Posted by Admin Posted on July 01 2016

There are so many tax scams going on right now, it's important to keep one important fact straight:  The IRS will not call or email as their first contact with you.  If you do get audited, the IRS’s first contact with you will be by mail.

The IRS is not well known for being a reasonable or easy to work with institution, but neither do they threaten widows by phone with jail-time. 

The real IRS will not ask for credit card information over the phone, threaten you with a lawsuit, threaten to arrest you or demand payment without appeal.  Don't fall for it, you already pay enough legitimate taxes, there is no need to pay a scammer too.