From our local IRS contact, Kim Boyack regarding phone scams:
The Internal Revenue Service NEVER directs taxpayers to put money on a pre-paid card! (i.e. green dot)
The calls can seem scary and legitimate at the beginning. They know your name, they know the last 4 digits of your SSN, and they reference a specific amount of money that you owe. They insist on immediate payment, even threatening arrest if you hang up! They sometimes keep victims on their cell phone the whole time they are going to the store and buying the pre-paid card!
The latest twist is that they tell victims to show up with payment at a specific IRS office. It is not the one closest to the victim’s home. It is often an inconvenient 50 miles away. (Using the IRS office makes this seem more legitimate.) After the victim acquires the pre-paid card, the scammer “generously” offers to let them off the hook for the lengthy drive. They “permit” the victim to settle the debt by giving the scammer the numbers off the back of the card, without having to make the trip to the IRS office.
We continue to hear heartbreaking stories of victims of this impersonation scam. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is actively following leads and making arrests. Victims are asked to report the information on-line at:
To help the victim insure that they are really talking to TIGTA on follow up calls, taxpayers are asked to choose and memorize their own 5 digit PIN, which they will include when they make their report. In the event a TIGTA Special Agent contacts them about their complaint, the agent will know the personalized PIN.
Ada Tax Professionals provides friendly, professional, year-around service at reasonable rates in Boise, Idaho. The highly trained staff provides general bookkeeping, billing and payroll services, as well as current and prior-year tax preparation and consultation for individuals, partnerships and corporations.
How are we different and what does this mean to you?
Same location since 1991: Proven stablility and accountability. All personnel are committed to our clients’ privacy concerns. We will be here to help you resolve problems with the IRS, Idaho State Tax Commission or even us.
High standards of personal integrity & professional training: Staff includes Enrolled Agents, who are able to represent clients at IRS audits and during collection proceedings. As members of Idaho Association of Tax Consultants, we are committed to complete 30 hours or more of education/training each year.
Available year-around: Unlike some tax services set up in malls and grocery stores, the staff at Ada Tax Professionals is available to our clients all year.
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Friendly caring service: Ada Tax Professionals' staff personally answer the phones, promptly return missed calls, eagerly answer your questions and strive to explain, in layman terms, the tax laws and their ramifications.
Semi-annual newsletter: Ada Tax Professionalsí clients receive up-to-date information regarding current tax law affecting many aspects of their personal and business tax returns.
Reasonable rates: Tax returns are prepared by highly trained tax professionals at affordable rates. Electronic filing and direct deposit are included in the base fee.
Not a bank: Ada Tax Professionals believes the clients should keep every dollar they can for themselves; therefore, we do not offer any special bank products or charge the associated fees that go with them. When electronic filing with direct deposit, federal refunds are generally in the bank in 8-15 days.
Getting Notices? We have experience dealing with IRS and Idaho State Tax Commisssion. As Enrolled Agents, we can represent you for audits, collections and most other tax matters that arise. Let us talk to them for you, and take some of the stress out your life.
Integrity Counts! Ada Tax Professionals are recipients of the Better Business Bureau's Integrity Counts! 2007 Honorable Mention Award. Thank you to all our clients for your support!
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