Washtenaw Sheriff's Office Warning Residents To Watch Out For IRS Impersonators

Mar 2, 2017

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department Logo
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In addition to the stress of filing your taxes every April, local law enforcement officials want you to be aware of possible tax scams.


The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department put out an advisory urging residents not to be a victim of tax-related crimes.

IRS impostors attempt to take advantage of people during tax deadline time, according to the Sheriff's Department, which says IRS agents would never call and demand an immediate payment.

They will not call about taxes owed without having mailed you a bill first, and The IRS will not require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, or ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

If you need any information about possible tax fraud, check out the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Adminstration's website

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