Honolulu, HI asked in Tax Law for Hawaii

Q: Would the IRS call me and tell me that I need to make arrangements to pay monies that I owe?

I was told that they had documents for my arrest which they would hold off if I make payments.

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Frank Huerta Jr
Frank Huerta Jr
Answered
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Fresno, CA

A: It sounds like a scammer. The IRS does not call you over the phone to threaten you with jail. I suggest you report the number to the Treasury Inspector General's office (TIGTA) https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact.shtml

If you should get another call say that you will report them to TIGTA.

Eric Steven Day
Eric Steven Day
Answered
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Henderson, NV

A: If the IRS has called you and indicated that they are coming to arrest you, this is just a scam and you should ignore the call. They are just trying to get some money out of you. The IRS starts the process of collecting on individuals by sending out mail correspondence.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: The IRS generally sends tax notices by mail. This sounds suspicious, and there are alert bulletins out there about such calls.

Tim Akpinar

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