The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has received reports of yet another IRS impersonation scam. This time, callers posing as IRS agents are demanding tax payments on iTunes gift cards…seriously! In related attempts, scammers have requested payment of taxes on Green Dot, MoneyPak, Reloadit, and other prepaid credit cards.

Let’s be clear: any time someone calls to demand payment of taxes over the phone, whether through a prepaid card, wire transfer, credit card, etc., HANG UP – it is fraudulent. The IRS will never call to demand immediate payment, nor will it call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.

If you know you owe, or think you owe, taxes to the IRS, save that iTunes gift card and call the tax attorneys at Mosebach, Funt, Dayton & Duckworth, P.C. We would be happy to negotiate an IRS settlement on your behalf.