The phone rings….. You answer….. It’s the IRS! YAY!!!
Actually…..NO. The IRS will not call you on the phone. It’s a scam. Don’t talk to whoever that is.
There are also email scams. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a case number and a message saying your income was flagged due to a processing error. The email says you need to click a link to provide info or your processing will be held up.
NEVER CLICK A LINK IN AN EMAIL from the IRS. They will not initiate contact through an email.
Report email scans to the IRS at firstname.lastname@example.org . For more info on email scams click here.