Don’t be scammed this tax season! Tax help available for free at the library!


tax-idtheft-logo-thumb-185pxDon’t let tax scammers get away with it!
Tax season is getting close — and for some people, so is an experience with tax identity theft or IRS imposters. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. You usually find out something’s wrong after you file your tax return.
Also, IRS imposters work year-round — posing as the IRS when they call and say you owe taxes. They even threaten to arrest you if you don’t put money on a prepaid debit card and tell them the card number. They might know all or part of your Social Security number, and can fake caller ID information to make it look like it really is the IRS calling. But it’s not. Ever.

Want to know what you can do about these scams?January 26th-30th is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. This week, the FTC, AARP, and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) will be hosting a webinar. Join us to get the facts about these scams and learn how to protect yourself and those you care about:
When:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 27
  • 2:00-3:30pm EST (11:00am-12:30pm PST)

To join the webinar:

  • Click “Join Now”
  • Enter the event number: 997 867 542 and event password: M33ting
  • To hear the webinar:
    • Call (800) 230-1074
    • Enter confirmation Number: 350395

    Need help with your taxes? Visit the Hot Topic – Income Taxes where you will find links to forms and tax preparation assistance.

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