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IRS Urgent Warning That You Could Lose Your Tax Refund – Here Are The Steps You Must Take

The IRS has issued a warning for applicants to be aware of scammers – otherwise, they could lose their tax refund.

Starting January 24th Taxpayers can officially start filing their taxesand the W-2 form is the main document you need.

The IRS has issued a warning to filers to look out for scammers this time of year

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The IRS has issued a warning to filers to look out for scammers this time of yearCredit: Getty

The W-2 form is provided by your employer and shows your tax and income information.

Employees are often given copies of these forms by January 31by mail or electronically.

Now, the IRS is urging taxpayers to file their taxes as soon as possible because of an uptick in fraud claims this time of year.

The increase in fraudulent activity during tax season occurs through calls, text messages, emails and social media.

Here are 10 tips from the IRS that you should follow to avoid falling victim to a scam.

  • Look for tax preparers there even when it’s not tax season. Be wary of people appearing on signs and storefronts around this time of year.
  • Get your tax preparer’s IRS Tax Identification Number. Your tax officer is required to have one.

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  • If someone doesn’t sign the tax return they prepared for you, let them go.
  • Discounts promise big cashbacks.
  • Don’t sign a blank tax return.
  • Any refund will go to you, not your tax preparer.
  • The IRS will never call you to say there’s a subpoena for you and threaten to arrest you if you don’t send them a certain amount right away.
  • Also, the IRS will never text you, email you, or contact you via social media. Do not reply to those messages.
  • Don’t click on links or open attachments in unsolicited emails or texts about your tax return.
  • Do not send personal or financial information to anyone claiming to be from the IRS by unsolicited texts, email, or social media.

The This year’s tax payment deadline is April 18.

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