With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should watch for new versions of tax-related scams. One such scam involves fake property liens. It threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency.
Here are some details about the property lien scam that will help taxpayers recognize it:
For anyone who doesn’t owe taxes and has no reason to think they do should:
Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to report the letter. The taxpayer should use their IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting web page. When reporting the scam, they should include the key words “IRS Lien.”
Taxpayers who do owe tax or think they might owe should:
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