Internal Revenue Service

Tax Tip: Letter from IRS? Check it!
You may have been hearing a fair amount in the news about scams using the IRS to convince potential victims to part with their money. Luis Garcia with the Internal Revenue Service in Michigan spends much of his time educating consumers about what could be a legitimate communication from the IRS, and…
One More Tax Tip
"Emancipation Day" in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 15 means federal offices there weren't on the job, which means tax filers get an extra day to get their collective acts together. April 15 being a Friday means that extra day turns into an extra three days, including the …
Tax Tip: What Filing A Tax Extension Really Means
So we are mere days from this year's tax deadline (Monday, April 18 - a few days later this year). But, even with a few extra days this year, some still won't have their tax forms filed by the deadline.
First of all, don't panic - yet...
Tax Tip: Sweat The Small Stuff
You know the old cliche "don't sweat the small stuff," right? Well the Internal Revenue Service says inattention to the small stuff when preparing tax returns can actually trip up a taxpayer enough that their refund is delayed.
IRS Michigan spokesperson Luis Garcia tells WBCK t…
Tax Tip: Don’t Qualify for the EITC? Are You Sure?
The Internal Revenue Service tells WBCK an amazing number of folks who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) don't claim it on their taxes - simply because they don't know they qualify.
Others may think they don't qualify, but a change in their tax status or income over the p…
Avoid the Latest IRS Scams
It's still happening. Scam artists are tricking people into thinking they're the Internal Revenue Service - and they'll pay dearly if they don't pay what they owe to the IRS right away.
Even more than that, IRS spokesperson Luis Garcia tells WBCK the scammers are innovating..…
IRS Warns About Current Scams
As people are preparing their taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sends out a warning to look out for scam artists.
Michigan IRS spokesperson Luis Garcia told The Richard Piet Show that con artists come in all sorts of different ways — whether it's throu…
This Week: Beware of Scams!
Coming up this week on The Richard Piet Show on WBCK, be listening for news and information about scams you should avoid.
On Wednesday from 8:08-8:30am, the Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan will discuss the latest consumer scams you should know about, and how to avoid them...