The IRS is tightening its grip on taxpayers, even pursuing small debts from years ago.
A Surprising Notice from the IRS
A woman recently shared her experience of receiving a notice from the IRS regarding a small debt from three years ago.
In a viral video that has garnered over 18,000 views, the woman, Zarina, narrated how the IRS contacted her, stating that she owed them “a little change” from her 2020 taxes.
Zarina was quite surprised that the agency would contact her for a small amount, which she did not disclose. She remarked, “At this point, you begging, and it’s not cute. Let it go.”
Despite her snarky comment, Zarina clarified that she has no intention of avoiding the payment. She emphasized,
“Imma pay it though cus that’s one 3 letter group I ain’t bout to play with LMFAO.”
Public Response and Advice
The video sparked a flurry of comments from viewers, with many warning that the letter might be a scam and urging Zarina to verify its authenticity with the IRS directly.
One viewer advised,
“Please double check that it’s a legit letter from the IRS. You can call them…but don’t call the number on the letter. I seen this on a different video.”
Others shared their experiences with receiving notices for small debts, ranging from $8 to $20.
A viewer even explained the late notices, stating that the COVID-19 pandemic had set the IRS back significantly, causing delays in sending out notices.
Beware of Scams
The IRS has observed a surge in scams targeting unsuspecting taxpayers. Thousands have lost millions of dollars and personal information to these fraudulent schemes. The scammers employ various mediums such as email, telephone, and regular mail to deceive individuals, businesses, and tax professionals.
It’s crucial to note that the IRS never initiates contact with taxpayers through email, text messages, or social media to request personal or financial information. Be vigilant and recognize the telltale signs of a scam to protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Stay informed about the latest scams related to unclaimed refunds, Employee Retention Credit, and pandemic-related email scams. Remember, safeguarding your information is your first line of defense against these scams. Report any suspicious activity to the IRS to help curb these fraudulent activities.
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This article was produced and syndicated by Viral Chatter. It was inspired by this video:
@capricornyamz_imma pay it though cus thats one 3 letter group i aint bout to play with LMFAO♬ original sound – zarina
Martha A. Lavallie
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