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New Yorkers warned of tax collection schemes


ALBANY, N.Y. – A consumer alert has been issued to New Yorkers to be aware of tax collection schemes.

The NYS Division of Consumer Protection and the NYS Tax Department has alerted consumers to phone and email schemes from people who are claiming to be from the IRS or State Tax Department.  

Officials say that those making the phone calls and emails are posing as tax officials. They are threatening New Yorkers with fines, arrest, and other penalties if they don't immediately pay a false claim of unpaid taxes.

To report suspicious and fraudulent activity to authorities, contact the NYS Tax Department at 518-457-0578 or the New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection at 518-474-8583. New Yorkers can also file a complaint online.

To resolve a New York State tax debt, call 518-457-5434.


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