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The IRS issued a notice this week with information for consumers and taxpayers that runs counter to advice that has been given out the last several years: the IRS will start calling you if you have a delinquent account.
Starting as early as spring 2017, the IRS is will have private collection agencies calling consumers who have past due accounts. While the calls will be from a third party collection agency, the IRS says there are safeguards in place to differentiate a legitimate call from a scam.
According to the IRS, if you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS but you suspect they are not an IRS employee, you should do the following: