It’s that time of the year, time to file your taxes.  Along with filing your taxes comes tax scams.  Here is a list of what the IRS or State Treasury will NOT do!

  • Initiate a phone call or email demanding personal information
  • Call or email demanding immediate payment with a specific payment method (prepaid debit card, gift card, wire transfer, bitcoin)
  • Threaten to call police or other law-enforcement to arrest the taxpayer
  • Demand taxes be paid without the opportunity to appeal the amount owed
  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone

If you need assistance with tax preparation or feel you’ve been a victim of a scam WE CAN HELP.  Call Center For Siouxland’s VITA program at 712-252-1861 ext. 11 to schedule a tax appointment or call ext. 47 to schedule an appointment with one of our Consumer Credit Counselors.