The IRS can be scary sometimes, and not following their rules can land you in some big trouble. That is why there are several scams that revolve around using the IRS to scare you into giving up money to an impersonator. Were here to make sure that you know when this may be happening to you. The IRS will never initiate contact with a taxpayer by email or social media. This may seem like common sense that the IRS is not going to tweet at you that your taxes are late, but this happens to some people. The emails can seem convincing and real, but again to emphasize, the IRS will never initiate contact with a taxpayer by email. The same goes for anything that is from the IRS that wants you to go the irs.org or irs.com. The offcial site is irs.gov and any other link to a .com or .org site is a scam. There are also telephone scams that have become a problem, so the IRS has a few tips as what to look out for if a potential scammer calls you, you can read those here on their website.
The Pathways Team