Tax Resolution Expert, Attorney Lance Drury Warns That IRS Tax Scams are At Epidemic Proportions.

St Genevieve, MO, February 9, 2015:Tax resolution attorney Lance Drury, founder of the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, and best selling author of “Successonomics” posted a new blog on the LANCE DRURY LAW website entitled “Don’t Be a Victim.  IRS Tax Frauds are Out To Scam-a-Lot in 2015.” Forewarned is forearmed and according to Mr. Drury every tax payer needs to be aware of the massive scale tax scams already at an all time high.

Drury issues warning number one, writing, “The IRS does not initiate contact with individuals by calling. They always send a formal letter on IRS stationary when contacting anyone regarding unpaid taxes.” He advises, “So, if anyone calls you claiming to be the IRS, ask for a telephone number. Tell them you’ll call them back. Better yet, tell them you’ll have your attorney call them back.”

Most people don’t think straight in dealings with the IRS, so as Drury writes, “Warning number two: the IRS does not threaten, intimidate, nor do they use aggressive language.” As a society we are so accustomed to thinking of the IRS as the bad guy that it’s easy to use fear to intimidate. However, Drury adds, “ I get calls every week from clients and prospective clients saying that the IRS has called them threatening arrest, seizure of assets and worse. Do not be afraid of these callers no matter how threatening they sound.”

Drury’s third warning is “The IRS does not contact you through email asking for personal information. If you receive an email regarding your tax refund, do not reply, open any attachments or click any links.” And, while warning number four may seem unlikely, it is, according to Drury true. “Tax return preparers. Most preparers file honest tax returns”, Drury reports, “However there are a few red flags to beware of, such as preparers who don’t offer electronic filing, who offer to file your return without a W-2 form, or who don’t sign your return or enter their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs).”

Warning number four: Tax return preparers. Most preparers file honest tax returns. However there are a few red flags to beware of, such as preparers who don’t offer electronic filing, who offer to file your return without a W-2 form, or who don’t sign your return or enter their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs).

The entire blog can be found at http://www.lancedrurylaw.com/dont-victim-irs-tax-frauds-scam-lot-2015/

About Lance Drury

Tax Attorney Lance Drury, founder of the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, has been practicing law since 1984 and began representing individuals and businesses in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service in 2006.  With offices located in Ste. Genevieve and Columbia, Missouri, Drury has positioned himself as a leading attorney in the state for IRS tax resolution issues.  He is able to evaluate the unique situation of clients and provide them with honest answers and a specific plan to best resolve their tax problems

About The Lance Drury Law Firm

Since 2006, the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury has been representing individuals and businesses in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and State of Missouri Tax Commission. With offices located in Ste. Genevieve and Columbia, Missouri, we’re proud to be your local choice for Missouri tax services.

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