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The IRS Will Never: • Call to demand immediate payment over the phone, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill. • Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying. • Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. • Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card. • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money and you don't owe taxes, here's what you should do: • Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately. • Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their "IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting" web page or call 800-366-4484. • Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the "FTC Complaint Assistant" on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes.