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East County Schools Credit Union has partnered with TurboTax to bring you a convenient and accurate way to complete your income taxes and receive the maximum refund each year!

TurboTax Advantages

  • Guides you through your return step by step
  • Ensures you get every deduction and credit you deserve
  • Double checks your return for accuracy and guarantees its calculations are 100% accurate, or TurboTax will pay you any IRS penalties plus interest
  • Use TurboTax Live to do your taxes with live CPA or EA advice on demand

Even better? You can receive your refund faster by signing up for Direct Deposit with East County Schools Credit Union and filing electronically. Save up to $15 on TurboTax federal products when purchased here. Start Today!

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Beware of Tax Scams!

Consumers need to be extremely critical of ANY emails or phone calls from someone claiming to be an employee of the IRS or state tax authority, especially those that demand immediate payment. These governing bodies will NEVER:

  • Initiate contact with you by phone, email, text, or through social media outlets to ask for your personal or financial information.
  • Require that you pay your taxes with a certain payment type, such as a prepaid debit card.
  • Call you and demand immediate payment. The IRS or State will not call about taxes you owe without first mailing you a bill.

What do tax scams typically look like?

  • In these types of attacks, the scammer usually presents themselves as an employee of the IRS or State in a call/email to the targeted individual, falsely stating they want to “help” with tax filing.
  • In more cases than not, this type of tax scam involves an unsolicited, bogus email regarding a tax refund or bill, or threatening an audit if the bill is not paid right away.
  • Tax scam emails typically include the tax service’s name and official seal and often link to a phony website in order to appear to be more official.

How can consumers remain protected against tax scams?

  1. If an email is received regarding federal or state tax returns/bills:
    • Don’t reply to the message.
    • Don’t give out personal or financial information.
    • Forward the email to phishing@irs.gov and then delete the email.
    • Don’t open any attachments or click on any links, as they may contain a malicious code or virus that will infect your computer.
    • For tax scams involving a state’s filing office, check the office’s website to see how they recommend reporting an attempted attack.
  2. If a call is received regarding federal or state tax returns/bills:
    • Ask for a contact number and an employee badge number and then call back to verify its legitimacy.
    • Call the IRS or state tax authority to inquire further and verify the accuracy of the call.
    • Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Use TIGTA’s IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting web page to report the incident.
    • Report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission through the FTC Complaint Assistant on their website (add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments section).
More in-depth information on how to detect or report tax scams.

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    I've bought three cars through the credit union. They make it very easy, very simple, and you can't beat the interest rate. I highly endorse them, their friendly staff, and the service that East County Schools gives its members!
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