Everyone should know how the IRS if you live in the U.S., or the CRA if you live in Canada, contacts taxpayers.
This will help people avoid becoming a victim of scammers who pretend to be from one of these tax authorities with a goal of stealing personal information.
So let’s start with the IRS. Here are some facts about how the IRS communicates with taxpayers:
The CRA, Canadian Revenue Agency, does things similarly.
The CRA will not:
The CRA may:
Scammers are constantly trying to fool honest taxpayers. Knowing how your tax authority handles necessary contact with you will protect you from thieves trying to steal your tax refund.