May 11, 2016
The IRS is finally listening to taxpayer concerns regarding telephone scammers who claim to be employees of the federal taxing agency. In an effort to reduce confusion, the IRS has announced that it will no longer notify taxpayers by telephone when they have been selected for an in-person field audit.
The IRS will now send a letter informing taxpayers if they have been selected for an audit, along with a request that the taxpayer contact them to schedule an appointment. This move is meant to offer taxpayers a sense comfort and security following the past couple of years where telephone scams and incidents of identity theft have seen dramatic increases.
If you receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be a representative for the IRS, please do not give out any personal information over the telephone. You can always call the IRS directly if you suspect that the contact is legitimate. If you have any questions or concerns, call the office at 541.388.7888.
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The holiday season is already in full swing, and as much as it can be a welcome distraction can be from our everyday lives, that distraction can cause its own issues as well.
We’ve noticed, here at SGA, an increased number of instances of scam emails and voicemail schemes lately. The scammers are trying to catch you off guard and get you to react in a way that you might...
The IRS requires you to keep your records that support an item of income or deduction on a return until the period of limitations for that returns runs out. The period of limitations is the period of time in which you can amend your return to claim a credit or refund, or the IRS can assess additional tax.
Period of Limitations: