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richardreyes6989
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I have not yet received my tax return, and now I'm getting a warrant of Arrest filed on me from the IRS. I have made a payment earlier with audit defense.

I have had help with filing my taxes from friends and my guess is that there is a mistake in my info somewhere.
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fanfare
Level 15

I have not yet received my tax return, and now I'm getting a warrant of Arrest filed on me from the IRS. I have made a payment earlier with audit defense.

If you received this "notice" by telephone, it is a total scam, so just ignore it.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

I have not yet received my tax return, and now I'm getting a warrant of Arrest filed on me from the IRS. I have made a payment earlier with audit defense.

Did someone call you saying they were from the IRS?  The IRS does not call you!  Please see the IRS information on tax scams:

https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
VolvoGirl
Level 15

I have not yet received my tax return, and now I'm getting a warrant of Arrest filed on me from the IRS. I have made a payment earlier with audit defense.

Don't worry about the the scam phone call.  Everyone is getting goose.  I know several prople who got that one.

Now back to your return.  Did you efile it?  Was it accepted?  You can check your efile status here     https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/

Then if it was Accepted,  IRS Where's my refund     https://www.irs.gov/refunds/

Or does your account say Ready to Mail when you log In?
mesquitebean
Level 15

I have not yet received my tax return, and now I'm getting a warrant of Arrest filed on me from the IRS. I have made a payment earlier with audit defense.

"Everyone is getting goose."
  I didn't get a goose.   I did get a turkey last year.
VolvoGirl
Level 15

I have not yet received my tax return, and now I'm getting a warrant of Arrest filed on me from the IRS. I have made a payment earlier with audit defense.

Lol those.  Darn iPad.
macuser_22
Level 15

I have not yet received my tax return, and now I'm getting a warrant of Arrest filed on me from the IRS. I have made a payment earlier with audit defense.

The IRS release this on June 26:


Issue Number:    IR-2017-112

Inside This Issue

IRS Cautions Taxpayers to Watch for Summertime Scams

IRS YouTube Videos: Tax Scams: English  | Spanish  | ASL
Private Collection of Overdue Taxes: English  | Spanish

IR-2017-112, June 26, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning that tax-related scams continue across the nation even though the tax filing season has ended for most taxpayers. People should remain on alert to new and emerging schemes involving the tax system that continue to claim victims.

“We continue to urge people to watch out for new and evolving schemes this summer,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Many of these are variations of a theme, involving fictitious tax bills and demands to pay by purchasing and transferring information involving a gift card or iTunes card. Taxpayers can avoid these and other tricky financial scams by taking a few minutes to review the tell-tale signs of these schemes.”

EFTPS Scam
A new scam which is linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) has been reported nationwide. In this ruse, con artists call to demand immediate tax payment. The caller claims to be from the IRS and says that two certified letters mailed to the taxpayer were returned as undeliverable. The scammer then threatens arrest if a payment is not made immediately by a specific prepaid debit card. Victims are told that the debit card is linked to the EFTPS when, in reality, it is controlled entirely by the scammer. Victims are warned not to talk to their tax preparer, attorney or the local IRS office until after the payment is made.
 
“Robo-call” Messages
 
The IRS does not call and leave prerecorded, urgent messages asking for a call back. In this tactic, scammers tell victims that if they do not call back, a warrant will be issued for their arrest. Those who do respond are told they must make immediate payment either by a specific prepaid debit card or by wire transfer.
 
Private Debt Collection Scams
 
The IRS recently began sending letters to a relatively small group of taxpayers whose overdue federal tax accounts are being assigned to one of four private-sector collection agencies. Taxpayers should be on the lookout for scammers posing as private collection firms. The IRS-authorized firms will only be calling about a tax debt the person has had – and has been aware of – for years. The IRS would have previously contacted taxpayers about their tax debt.
 
 
 
 
Scams Targeting People with Limited English Proficiency
 
Taxpayers with limited English proficiency have been recent targets of phone scams and email phishing schemes that continue to occur across the country. Con artists often approach victims in their native language, threaten them with deportation, police arrest and license revocation among other things. They tell their victims they owe the IRS money and must pay it promptly through a preloaded debit card, gift card or wire transfer. They may also leave “urgent” callback requests through phone “robo-calls” or via a phishing email.
 
Tell Tale Signs of a Scam:
 
The IRS (and its authorized private collection agencies) will never:
Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. The IRS does not use these methods for tax payments. The IRS will usually first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes. All tax payments should only be made payable to the U.S. Treasury and checks should never be made payable to third parties.
Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying.
Demand that taxes be paid without giving the taxpayer the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.
Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
 
For anyone who doesn’t owe taxes and has no reason to think they do:
Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.
Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to report the call. Use their IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting web page. Alternatively, 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.
 
For anyone who owes tax or thinks they do:
View tax account information online at IRS.gov to see the actual amount you owe. Then review payment options.
Call the number on the billing notice, or
Call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help
 
How to Know It’s Really the IRS Calling or Knocking

The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service. However, there are special circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a home or business, such as:
when a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill,
to secure a delinquent tax return or a delinquent employment tax payment, or,
to tour a business as part of an audit or during criminal investigations.
 
Even then, taxpayers will generally first receive several letters (called “notices”) from the IRS in the mail. For more information, visit “How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door” on IRS.gov.

 



**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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