March 14th, 2016 Tax Scam Notification The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has cautioned Rhode Island businesses owners about a scam in which individuals claim to be collections agents of the Rhode Island Division of Taxation and request immediate payment. Please note that the Division of Taxation does not request cash or other payment by businesses upon demand by visiting businesses in person, and they have temporarily ceased any in-person collection activity in response to this scam. If you are approached by a person claiming to be from the Division of Taxation who asks for money you should contact either the Division at (401) 574-8829 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. business days; or the Consumer Protection Unit at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office at (401) 274-4400, email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To review the Division of Taxation notification, please use the following link: http://www.ri.gov/press/view/27056 In addition to this scam, you can view the 2016 Dirty Tax Scams list put together by the IRS. It’s important for taxpayers to protect themselves and guard against any ploys to steal their personal information; scam them out of money; or talk them into engaging in questionable behavior with their taxes. Please do not hesitate to call a Sansiveri tax professional at 401-331-0500 if you have any questions or concerns. We will be happy to assist you.