Beware of scam phone calls demanding money. These are not IRS agents. The IRS will always send a written notice of anything you owe. If you receive an IRS notice in the mail call me immediately.
-Mark Deziel, 651 631-0571
IRS.gov: Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts
An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification. Never give your personal information, especially your Social Security Number, to someone contacting you and claiming to be the IRS.
A new development in 2017, the IRS has authorized private collection agencies to act on behalf of the IRS. HOWEVER while these may email or phone you they are only used in the event of very delinquent accounts. And payments are made ONLY to the IRS. Please call me before making any payments. For more information: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/private-debt-collection