We have regularly reported about IRS phone scams where individuals pretending to be IRS agents demand money from taxpayers for a nonexistent tax liability.
The IRS has recently reported that scammers are now demanding payment of a federal student tax in an attempt to convince taxpayers, especially students, to immediately wire money to them. If the taxpayer does not take action to wire money to the impersonator, the scammer then threatens to report this person to the police.
There is no such thing as a federal student tax. If you receive a telephone call from the IRS demanding money and threatening to send you to jail if you do not pay it, the call is certainly a scam and you should immediately hang up.
However, if you do have a tax problem, you need proper representation before the IRS. Contact us, we can help.