Archive for the ‘Taxes’ Category

Beware telephone calls from the “IRS,” too

January 30, 2008

Another warning from the IRS on scammers and some of their e-mail and phone-call tactics.

Do not give out your bank account information to someone who calls you out of the blue, even if he (or she) says he’s from the IRS, even if he mentions that magic word “rebate,” and even if he says you can’t get the rebate unless you give him that info.

He’s a liar. So’s she if it’s a she who’s calling.

The IRS doesn’t make anyone use direct deposit. If you choose to use direct deposit, you’d indicate it on your tax form when you sent that in and you’d include the appropriate routing information with your form.


That e-mail you got from the “IRS” about your refund?

January 30, 2008

It’s fake.

small-irs-logo.jpgDon’t respond. Don’t click on the link embedded in it. It’s an attempt to steal your personal info and you want no part of that.

Instead, you can forward the e-mail to the actual IRS. Or delete it and pat yourself on the back for being so smart. (more…)

Deep in the heart of taxes

January 29, 2008

If you’re a DIYer, where do you get the forms?tax-form.jpg

Loads of places.

Online, you can download IRS forms at this link. Click on the form you want, then on the “review selected files” button. You’ll pull up a page with a link to a printable PDF version of the form and you’re off. (more…)