The slogan "it's refund season" is not lost on millions of Americans this time of year. The anticipation of a refund from the federal government causes scores of people to file their income tax returns. After all, a tax refund check is arguably the largest disbursement they will see all year besides their regular paycheck.
Last week, we wrote that IRS-related tax scams have risen by 400 percent this year. In response to the high rate of scammers claiming to represent the IRS, the real IRS has been trying to educate the public about what the agency's actual protocols are for collecting tax debt.