Texas Lending.com answers questions posed by consumers regarding the IRS collection process and potential tax scams.
Q: Does the IRS demand immediate payment; in other words would they call me to demand payment?
Texas Lending: It’s true that making your tax payments on time is important, however, the IRS isn’t known for demanding immediate payments – especially over the phone. The IRS will not ask for a specific method of payment and will typically correspond via mail through the U.S. Postal Service.
Q: I received a threatening message from the IRS. I don’t want to go to jail. What should I do?
Texas Lending: You should report it to state and local law enforcement agencies. The IRS does not leave messages threatening incarceration. If you have any questions regarding the status of your tax liability you can call the IRS directly. Keep in mind though, the IRS is overwhelmed with telephone calls this time of year and wait times may be significant. [Continue reading]