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IR-2020-34, February 19, 2020

The IRS Deputy Commissioner addressed the American Bar Association regarding updated tax collection enforcement efforts.

Most notably, the IRS is conducting “HIGH INCOME NON-FILER SWEEPS”. IRS Revenue Officers across the country are conducting in person visits with high-income taxpayers who haven’t filed tax returns. According to the IRS, anyone making more than $100,000 is considered high income.

Additionally, the IRS recently opened a new department, the Office of Fraud Enforcement. This office is responsible for investigating businesses and individuals who are not in compliance with tax returns or payroll taxes.

If you believe this may apply to you, our office is experienced in handling collection and tax strategy matters. Please call 831-454-9415 to set up a consultation.

Beware of Social Security Scams

There has been a huge surge in the number of “robocalls” or scam calls in the past few years. The most recent robocallers pretend to be the Social Security Administration (SSA) and try to get your personal information and your money. The automated recording will say that your Social Security number (SSN) “has been suspended for suspicion of illegal activity,” and advises to contact a specific phone number immediately. It should be stated that the real SSA does not suspend numbers, ever.

According to the FTC website, “So far THIS year: more than 35,000 people have reported the scam, and they tell us they’ve lost $10 million.” If you get one of these calls the best thing to do is to not answer it. Their end game is to get into your bank account.

Here’s what one of those scam calls sounds like.
Audio courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission.