The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) was established to promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the internal revenue laws. It is also committed to the prevention and detection of fraud against the Federal tax administration. Any call requesting that taxpayers place funds on an iTunes Gift Card or other gift cards to pay taxes and fees is an indicator of fraudulent activity. No legitimate United States Treasury or IRS official will demand that payments via Western Union, MoneyGram, bank wire transfers, or bank deposits be made into another person’s account for any debt to the IRS or Treasury.
The TIGTA Office of Investigations (OI) is the lead federal agency combatting and investigating these scams. To date, TIGTA has indicted 88 persons, allegedly responsible for $64,223,354.70 in victim losses. For coordination on your investigations involving the IRS Impersonation Scam, contact TIGTA-OI at (202) 927-0047.
Victims can report their IRS Impersonation Scam complaints at reporting page:
TIGTA’s public information outreach at: