Hang up the phone! That's the advice from IRS Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Mike Brock. If someone calls you on the phone and the caller ID says U.S. Government or the IRS, chances are it's a scammer. Find out what the https://www.irs.gov really does if you owe money. https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/
How do you know if your tax preparer is legit? Susan Speirs of http://www.uacpa.org/ has great advice on making sure the accountant you pick won't try to skim money off the top or take a percentage of your refund. Did you know you are liable for your tax return, even if you did NOT prepare it? http://www.dopl.utah.gov/
Know the top 3-red flags of IRS scammers and reduce your chances of identity theft.