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Here’s how to safeguard your tax information

Posted 10/28/22
The IRS and the New York Department of Taxation and Finance remind taxpayers to be vigilant against scammers and identity thieves. Here are some tips on how to do that.

• Be wary of aggressive phone scams. Remember, the IRS and New York Tax Department will contact you by mail first and never threaten you over the phone or demand payment be made through MoneyGram, Western Union or other wire transfers; or using iTunes, Green Dot or other cash and gift cards.

• Avoid phishing scams. Taxpayers may receive emails with authentic-looking government logos that offer assistance in settling fake tax issues. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and IRS will never request personal or financial information by email.

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