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SPECIAL BULLETIN, FEBRUARY 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rucci Bardaro & Falzone PC
The Right Size Accounting Firm
  
919 Eastern Avenue
Malden, MA 02148
  
303 Wyman Street
Suite 300
Waltham, MA 02451
  
7 Main Street
Atkinson, NH 03811
  
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IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE: In compliance with IRS requirements, we inform you that any U.S. tax advice contained in this communication, including any attachments, is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer or in connection with marketing or promotional materials.

 

Special Bulletins bring you important tax, business and financial news in between regularly-scheduled issues of RBF News.  We hope you find the information useful. 

 

IRS Alert: Scam Artists Will Be Trolling for Victims This Tax Season

 

The other day, one of our tax professionals heard from a long-time client who had just been targeted by a tax scam. 

 

The taxpayer had received a phone call earlier that day from a person purporting to be with the IRS and claiming that he owed an additional $1,245.95 on his 2008 federal return.  

 

He was instructed by the caller to send in a money order for the amount to a post office box in Toledo, Ohio. Failure to do so, the caller threatened, would result in his arrest by state police and jail time in a federal prison.

 

We quickly put our client at ease by pointing out the holes in the caller's story, and verifying that his 2008 return was indeed accurate.  We also sent him the IRS's newly released "dirty dozen" list of tax scams for 2014, which you can read here.  Not surprisingly, identity theft and phone scams top this year's list.

 

We urge you to beware of phone and email scams that use the IRS as a lure, not only at tax time but throughout the entire year. 

 

If you receive a phone call, fax, email or letter in the mail from an individual claiming to be from the IRS but you suspect isn't an IRS employee, please let us know. We can help you determine whether or not the IRS has a legitimate need to contact you. 

  
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919 Eastern Avenue Malden, MA 02148
781-321-6065

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