Once again, it has become necessary to warn our clients to be vigilant when receiving unsolicited contacts. Scammers are mostly active after a disaster has occurred. It helps to be aware of the different ways in which they try to communicate with their intended victims. Various methods of contact are either by phone, email, or in person. Fraudsters have many faces depending on the object of the scam. They will befriend their subject when extracting personal details or asking for charity. The number you are being called from is not identifiable and when contacted there is a delayed greeting. The scammer normally becomes very pushy and uses fear tactics to extract information out of you. When pretending to be from a government office, they can be officious. The IRS NEVER contact you out of the blue. Protect your identity; don’t give your personal information to any unknown entity.
FIRES IN CALIFORNIA, COVID19, FLOODS, AND HURRICANES
If you have suffered a loss in a disaster and think you may be entitled to receive, tax relief Gordon Frasier will be able to advise you of the correct procedures.
Please note that Registration for the Economic Impact Payment is 10th November 2020, and 21st November 202 is the deadline.
The 31st December 2020 is the FBARS deadline for filers impacted by the California wildfires.