IRS Issues New Warning Ahead of Tax Deadline — You Could Lose Your Tax Refund
The Internal Revenue Service is warning Americans that tax scams multiply in the weeks prior to the federal income tax filing deadline.
One scam to avoid is the one in which a scam artist tries to convince a taxpayer that he or she has the expertise needed to set up an online account at IRS.gov, according to a release on the IRS website.
“This is just a scam to obtain valuable and sensitive tax information that scammers will use to try stealing a refund,” IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said.
“An Online Account at IRS.gov can help taxpayers view important details about their tax situation. But scammers are trying to convince people they need help setting up an account. In reality, no help is needed,” Werfel said.