Tax season is here, and so are the scams. Here are three important things to know:
1. The IRS doesn’t send texts to taxpayers to discuss tax issues and typically doesn’t send e-mails or make phone calls to taxpayers. The agency most often sends letters through the U.S. Postal Service if they have any questions or need to communicate with taxpayers.
2. Be wary of any e-mail, text or phone call from the IRS asking for your personal or financial information, such as credit/debt card or checking account information, or requesting immediate payment.
3. The IRS does not ask you to pay your tax bill using prepaid credit cards, wire transfers or by asking for your credit card, debit card or checking/savings account numbers. Payments can be made right on the IRS website, IRS.gov.