Published: Tue, April 11, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Tax Filing Day deadline delayed; IRS extends service hours

Tax Filing Day deadline delayed; IRS extends service hours

As a result, the deadline to file both NY and federal tax returns in 2017 is April 18.

If you do not owe taxes, fill out the "IRS Impersonation scam" form on TIGTA's website, or call TIGTA at 800-366-4484.

Who is allowed to call?

Taxpayers should also be aware that there are other unrelated scams (such as a lottery sweepstakes) and solicitations (such as debt relief) that fraudulently claim to be from the IRS.

What do the contractors do?

A lot of scams surface during tax season, but the IRS is doing some things that are legitimate but might not seem like it.

These con artists can sound convincing. By law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines for everyone nationwide in the same way federal holidays do. Give them a try, and leave the IRS some constructive feedback so that they can make their social media offerings as useful as possible. No payments should go to a private firm or company.

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Scammers make unsolicited calls claiming to be IRS officials, and they can use different languages besides English.

The Tax History Museum is the flawless place to go if you find that working on your own IRS forms is way too exciting.

Last month, we addressed some of your questions about your taxes, but some of us are procrastinators, and still need some help. The agencies selected include CBE Group of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Conserve of Fairport, N.Y.; Performant of Livermore, Calif.; and Pioneer of Horseheads, N.Y. If the account balance says zero, that means nothing is due. "You're making that call".

What if it's not real?

That way, you avoid steep penalties for filing late, Hunt said.

The victims are told they owe money to the IRS and must pay it promptly through a preloaded debit card or wire transfer. The IRS mails the taxpayer a bill first, and if the case is then assigned to the PCA, both the IRS and the third-party contractor will let the taxpayer know in a letter. Kelley instructed several of her clients, who owed income taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to write payment checks directly to her rather than to the IRS. Victims may be threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver's license. You can find them here. Anyone suggesting otherwise should be treated with caution.

Much of the drop in filings has been attributed to delays in processing refunds for those claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit and the additional Child Tax Credit. It's an indication that a scammer could be trying to take advantage of the situation.

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