As tax-filing season begins, veterans should be aware of people contacting them who claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury. These IRS tax impersonators have been using phone calls and emails to take millions of dollars from taxpayers in every state. The callers tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card, money order or a wire transfer. If you owe Federal taxes, or think you might owe taxes, hang up and call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you with your payment questions. If you do not owe taxes, fill out the "IRS Impersonation scam" form on TIGTA website or call TIGTA at 800-366-4484. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more guides and tips for service members and military families for tax season, visit the Military.com Tax Center.