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Have you recently received communication from the IRS? Careful, it may be fraudulent

If you receive communication from the IRS, it is important to know some of the warning signs that it may be fraudulent.  Professional tax preparers, like Hippo Tax Services, can help you to determine the validity of a communication, and how to handle it.  You should never hesitate to contact us if you receive communication from the IRS. 

Red Flags

If the communication includes the following, it is most likely fraudulent:

  • If the person contacting you is aggressive or demanding;
  • if you are asked to make an immediate payment using a pre-paid debit card, gift card, wire transfer;
  • if you threatened with law enforcement or immigration action;
  • if you receive communication via e-mail, texting or social media.

We know that receiving communications from the IRS can be worrisome, and responding to these inquiries can be daunting.  You don’t have to answer these questions alone; we can help. Please call us at 518.391.4222 with any questions or concerns.

For more information, please visit the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/avoid-scams-know-the-facts-on-how-the-irs-contacts-taxpayers

Please check with your tax advisor, your Curran Wealth relationship manager, or contact Curran Wealth Management if you have any questions. 518.391.4200 • info@curranllc.com

The information herein is considered to be obtained from reference sources deemed reliable, but no representation or warranty is made as to its accuracy or completeness. No one connected with CIM, LLC or CIMAS, LLC can ensure tax consequences of any transaction.