Stay Safe This Tax Season - PSA from Dekalb County

As we approach the ax Deadline this Tuesday,  April 18th , I wanted to provide with a reminder from the IRS and the FTC!

Don’t’ Let Tax Scammers Fool You! -Attention residents, we would like to remind you to be cautious of tax scams and fraudulent schemes during the tax season. Criminals often use phone calls, emails, and text messages to trick people into giving them money or personal information. Please remember that the IRS will never call or email you to ask for immediate payment, nor will they demand payment in the form of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.

It is essential to keep your personal information and financial data secure. Do not give out any information unless you are sure of the identity of the person or organization you are dealing with. If you are unsure about the legitimacy of any communication you receive from the IRS, do not hesitate to contact them directly through their official channels.

Remember that cryptocurrency is not an acceptable form of payment to the IRS, and attempting to pay your taxes with cryptocurrency could result in serious consequences. Stay alert and informed to avoid becoming a victim of tax scams and fraudulent schemes. Your safety and security are of utmost importance to us.

Source: Federal Trade Commission

Stay Safe this Tax Season - If you receive an email claiming to be from the IRS that contains a request for personal information, taxes associated with a large investment, inheritance or lottery: - Don't Reply - Don't open any attachments. They can contain malicious code that may infect your computer or mobile phone. - Don't click on any links. - Forward the email as-is to - Delete the original email. Source: Internal Revenue Service

Avoid Scams this Tax Season -With the tax season upon us, we would like to remind taxpayers to be aware that criminals continue to make aggressive calls posing as IRS agents in hopes of stealing taxpayer money or personal information. Please protect yourself if you receive a call like this and HANG UP!



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