The IRS has put United States citizens on notice about the 2023 tax filing season. Not only is it important to file properly, but it is also important to keep in mind that there are factors outside of the IRS that can negatively affect your personal situation.
A mistake regarding everything related to the tax return can make us lose a lot of money. And we are not talking about filling out some of the documents wrongly, but about running into fraudsters who take advantage of our situation. It is a very unpleasant situation that we have to watch out for.
IRS Tips to Avoid Scammers
Among the tips offered by the IRS so that scammers do not deceive us, we find:
- Never give our information to strangers. Asking for help from tax professionals can be a good solution, but we must make sure that the person is really a professional before giving our data.
- Doing the return ourselves. Through the IRS’s own software we can do the tax return ourselves.
- Never sign a blank tax return document. Many scammers ask us to sign such a document to then carry out their scam with more impunity.
Don’t forget that you should never give your personal information or documentation to a stranger. Make sure that the professional is the right one and that is registered as such.
The 2023 tax season is already starting
In the next week the citizens of the United States will start filing their tax returns for the 2022 financial year. The exact day when the tax season starts is January 23rd and it will stretch for 3 months.
During this time we will have to file our return in order to get a tax refund stimulus cheque in the near future. It is advisable to finish with all this paperwork as soon as possible and be able to rest and forget about the IRS for a while.
Even so, remember that some citizens may request an extension to file their tax return later, although it is not recommended unless it is in case of extreme necessity.