The IRS doesn't send unsolicited emails at all, and it certainly doesn't email taxpayers about the status of their refunds. That's the first thing you need to know if you receive an email that looks like it came from the IRS.
Now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is fully in effect, let's take a look at some common tax problems you may be facing as a contractor or "gig economy" worker.
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed a number of things, eliminating many traditional tax exemptions and raising the standard deduction so that itemizing was much less common. As a result, the IRS recommended that people reconsider their 2018 tax withholdings and offered an online calculator to help.
The IRS taxes cryptocurrency as capital gains, but it requires taxpayers to disclose every transaction, whether or not it resulted in gains or losses. If you have invested in Bitcoin or another digital currency and haven't disclosed it to the IRS, you may not have paid all the taxes due.