Tax Tips: Avoiding Tax Scams

It’s hard enough getting your taxes done on time, but during tax season you also have to be on guard against scammers.

FOX’s Linda Bell continues our series on “Tax Tips”:

Don’t fall victim to Tax Scams.

I’m Linda Bell with your FOX News Radio Tax Tip.

As the saying goes, nothing is certain in life, but death and taxes. During tax season what’s also certain is that scammers are looking to trick tax payers.

If you get an email that appears to be from the IRS asking for personal information, don’t respond to the email or click on the link. And beware of scams from callers claiming to be employees of the IRS.

Eric Green, partner with law firm Green & Sklarz says they often demand you pay a bogus tax bill immediately or you will be arrested:

(Green) “The IRS just doesn’t do that. But if people have any concerns, hang up. Go to, get the phone number for the local office and call.”

The IRS will generally email you a bill if you owe any taxes. You also have the right to appeal any decision.

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I’m Linda Bell with the FOX Business Network.

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