Can’t pay the IRS what you owe? Call them.

Source: Michelle Singletary, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

If you owe federal taxes and can’t pay them, the first thing you should do is call the IRS.

Don’t call the number you see on your television screen or the one you hear in a radio ad. Make the IRS your first stop so that you don’t fall prey to a scam. Because, contrary to the claims on the commercials promising quick relief, private companies are not likely to get your tax debt reduced to pennies on the dollar.

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