Be wary of phone calls that purport to be from the IRS. We have received several phone calls from clients in Ojai who have received unsolicited phone calls where the caller claims to be an IRS employee and says taxes are owed and must be paid immediately.
The Revenue Service and Treasury inspectors have issued warnings about a nationwide phone scam targeting taxpayers. IRS never makes unsolicited calls to tell people that they owe more taxes or are due refunds. The IRS contacts taxpayers first by mail. If you get one of these scam calls, notify Treasury inspectors at (800)366-4484. Also tell the Federal Trade Commission by filing a consumer complaint at www.ftc.gov and noting "IRS Telephone Scam".