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Internal Revenue Service Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, TIGTA has identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department warns citizens of IRS Phone Scam

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Currently, Clarksville citizens, along with citizens in nearly every state in the country, are getting phone calls from individuals stating they are from the IRS and are demanding money. This is a scam!

The Clarksville Police Department is advising that Clarksville citizens receiving these calls to hang up. The IRS is not going to call demanding money and will not threaten to arrest, deport, or revoke an individual’s license if the money is not paid immediately. According to the IRS, contact to taxpayers is likely to occur via mail.

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U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration Warns of “Largest Ever” Phone Fraud Scam Targeting Taxpayers

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) today issued a warning to taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them.

“This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. George noted that TIGTA has received reports of over 20,000 contacts and has become aware of thousands of victims who have collectively paid over $1 million as a result of the scam, in which individuals make unsolicited calls to taxpayers fraudulently claiming to be IRS officials. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS reports $12.8 Million in refunds for Tennesseans who have not Filed 2010 Income Tax Return

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – Refunds totaling more than $12.8 million may be waiting for about 16,300 Tennesseans who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, a return for 2010 must be filed with the IRS no later than April 15th, 2014.

Nationwide, almost $760 million may be waiting for an estimated 918,600 taxpayers who did not file a tax return for 2010.

For 2010 returns, the window closes on April 15th, 2014. The law requires that the return be properly addressed, mailed and postmarked by that date. «Read the rest of this article»

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State of Tennessee Reducing Debt by Hundreds of Millions

 

Here’s some great news: The state’s debt continues to shrink.

Tennessee ComptrollerNashville, TN – The State of Tennessee Indebtedness Report, which was released by the Comptroller’s office today, documents how the state’s total debt fell during the last six months of last year by $347 million – or more than a third of a billion dollars.

Of that decrease, the state reduced the debt on its general obligation bonds, which are used to pay for most of the government’s capital projects, by more than $95 million. That’s part of a two-year decrease of nearly $190 million. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS releases Dirty Dozen Tax Scams List for 2014

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – Every year, people fall prey to tax scams. The IRS wants you to be safe and informed – and not become a victim.

“Some people are victimized by tax scams, while some get involved after being lured in by false promises of big money,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.

Taxpayers who get involved in illegal tax scams can lose their money, or face stiff penalties, interest and even criminal prosecution. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. «Read the rest of this article»

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Internal Revenue Service offers Tips for Taxpayers Who Can’t Pay Their Taxes on Time

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – If you’ve finished your taxes and find you can’t pay the full amount you owe when you file, the IRS wants you to know your options.

Here are four tips that can help you lower the amount of interest and penalties when you don’t pay all your taxes on time. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen addresses Nation’s Taxpayers on 2014 Filing Season

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service has released a YouTube message from Commissioner John Koskinen to the nation’s taxpayers providing tips and help for the 2014 filing season.

In the YouTube video, now available at IRS.gov and the IRS YouTube channel, Koskinen also discusses how the IRS and its employees will approach the 2014 tax season.

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IRS 2014 Tax Filing Season to start January 31st

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service will open the 2014 tax filing season January 31st and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds.

The new opening date for individuals to file their 2013 tax returns will allow the IRS adequate time to program and test its tax processing systems. The annual process for updating IRS systems saw significant delays in October following the 16-day federal government closure. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS says around 2.1 Million Tennesseans can file their Tax Return Free Online now

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceNashville, TN – The tax filing season opens January 31st, but the Internal Revenue Service has announced the immediate availability of Free File brand-name software — only at www,IRS.gov/freefile .

“About 2.1 million Tennessee filers qualify to do their taxes free online using IRS Free File’s brand-name tax software,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. «Read the rest of this article»

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