Home / Articles / Beware Apparent Tax Scam

Beware Apparent Tax Scam

July 26, 2016

Share:

Note: This content is from a release by the Ohio Department of Taxation.


Tax Commissioner Joe Testa recently issued a public warning to individual and business taxpayers in Ohio about an apparent tax scam that has surfaced in southwestern Ohio.

Residents and businesses in Butler and Hamilton counties have been receiving a postcard through the mail sent by what is called the “State Tax Commission” offering to settle delinquent tax debts for a small fraction of the amount owed.

The postcard appears to imply that a “one time offer” is available to recipients from an official-sounding tax entity that claims it has the authority to offer tax settlements.

Tax Commissioner Testa warns that the Ohio Department of Taxation is not involved with the entity sending these postcards and has not made any of the tax settlement offers mentioned.

Tax Commissioner Testa urges anyone receiving these mailings to visit the following Federal Trade Commission link for more information on tax relief companies.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0137-tax-relief-companies

For additional information: Contact Gary Gudmundson, Communications Director, 614 466-0099.


In addition, please contact us or reach out to your CSH representative for more information.

All content provided in this article is for informational purposes only. Matters discussed in this article are subject to change. For up-to-date information on this subject please contact a Clark Schaefer Hackett professional. Clark Schaefer Hackett will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within these pages or any information accessed through this site.

Guidance

Related Articles

Article

2 Min Read

IT Audit Guide for Ohio Sports Gaming: Rule 3775-16-2

Article

2 Min Read

Social Security’s Future: The Problem and the Proposals

Article

2 Min Read

Strengthening Cybersecurity for Financial Data Protection

Article

2 Min Read

Fair Lending Compliance: What You Need to Know

Article

2 Min Read

Review Your Security Status With Our CMMC Readiness Checklist

Article

2 Min Read

Is a CFO the Right Choice for Your Nonprofit?

Get in Touch.

What service are you looking for? We'll match you with an experienced advisor, who will help you find an effective and sustainable solution.

  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.