IRS Confirms - No More Phone Calls (At Least Not Initially)
Have you ever received a phone call that strikes fear to your core? The voice on the other end claims that they are from the IRS and suddenly you question everything. Lots of taxpayers have received calls from persons who claim to be from the IRS and who assert that the recipient of the call has an outstanding federal tax liability. The caller then threatens some kind of draconian penalty (e.g., the police will be immediately dispatched to arrest the recipient of the call) unless immediate payment is made by wire transfer, debit card, or some other mechanism whereby the caller can extort some quick money.