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Phone Scams Continue to be a Serious Threat

Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season

WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season.

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Received a Letter from the IRS?

Taxpayers Receiving Identity Verification Letter Should Use IDVerify.irs.gov 

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who receive requests from the IRS to verify their identities that the Identity Verification Service website, idverify.irs.gov, offers the fastest, easiest way to complete the task.

Taxpayers may receive a letter when the IRS stops suspicious tax returns that have indications of being identity theft but contains a real taxpayer’s name and/or Social Security number. Only those taxpayers receiving Letter 5071C should access idverify.irs.govidverify.irs.gov.

Taxpayers also may access idverify.irs.gov through www.IRS.gov by going to Understanding Your 5071C Letter or the Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter page. The tool is also available in Spanish. Taxpayers should always be aware of tax scams, efforts to solicit personally identifiable information and IRS impersonations. However, idverify.irs.gov is a secure, IRS-supported site that allows taxpayers to verify their identities quickly and safely.

IRS.gov is the official IRS website. Always look for a URL ending with “.gov” – not “.com,” “.org,” “.net,” or other nongovernmental URLs.

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What Does Your Success Look Like?

At Mueller & Associates, CPA, LLC we believe your tax return and/or financial statement is only the first step in an overall strategy of achieving financial and business success.

To achieve success, it is essential that as your CPA we are a member of your team who proactively finds ways to improve your profitability, streamline accounting and minimize your tax burden. We partner with you to prioritize issues, sort through the noise and craft actionable solutions to help you better manage your financial affairs.

At Mueller & Associates, we plan for your success!

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