How to avoid being an IRS Scam victim?by Harley Green Accountant
During the tax sessions, often you will find that several people are coming with the complaints of different tax fraudulence and others. Often, they receive calls from the imposters on behalf of IRS and claim the money as tax. These are simply IRS Scams.
From the October 2013 to March 2018, Treasury Inspector General's office identified 12,716 confirmed victims, who were swindled out of $63 million through this particular scam.
Several small business owners used to put their legs in these traps and being cheated at the end. Therefore, it is important for business owners to remain alert from being entrapped.
In the current article, some of the ways are being discussed to avoid such incidents.
File your return early
First thing first. You will be in trouble only when your tax amount will be due. In case if filing an early return, you can stay safe of these false calls and emails. By filing the return early, you know that none can claim you of the due tax return. If you are due a refund, it is obviously in your best interests to receive it earlier, and if you owe you can still file early and arrange for payment to be made closer to April 15th.
Protect your personal information
It is true that in the time of internet, it is difficult to protect the information but yet you must try. You should use a strong password and change them frequently. Keep the antivirus ready all the time. Whenever you are using banking or another monetary site, you must stay abstain from using the public wi-fi. Doing these will surely protect you from personal information loss and can stay protected from IRS Scams.
Don’t be duped by calls
Remember that IRS doesn’t call you if you are right. Therefore, if you pay tax on time, then you must know that IRS or state tax authorities never call you to threat for penalties, lawsuits or jail unless you are sharing your accounts detail.
Therefore, whenever such a call will come do not get duped by these imposters.
Don’t Click links
Often it has been seen that your mailbox is flourished with several emails with spam links. Most of these emails used to have the body that states that you being penalized or will be audited and to avoid it you must click the given link.
However, often those links take you to the spam websites which take the details of your business and monetary details.
Therefore, if you will stay alert, it will be difficult for the frauds to challenge you and you can easily avoid the IRS scams.
Remember, that having clear accounts and tax profile will be the best solution to avoid all these scams and frauds.
Created on Jul 11th 2019 01:47. Viewed 299 times.