Izard Co. Sheriff shares tax season tips

With tax season upon us, the Izard County Sheriff’s Office is sharing a few tips to help prevent scams.

According to the county’s Facebook page the following tips are ways to spot a phone scam.

The IRS will not:

– Call about taxes owed without first mailing an official notice;
– Demand payment of taxes without giving the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed;
– Require use of a specific payment method for taxes, such as a prepaid debit card;
– Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or
– Threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to make arrests.

More information about scams can be found at IRS.gov.

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