The IRS will never visit, call, email, or text with an unexpected and immediate demand for payment, especially with threats of deportation, license revocation, arrest, or Social Security Number (SSN) cancelation. These threats may seem like they’re coming directly from the IRS or a federal office, but don’t fall for it. If you owe taxes, you’ll receive a series of notices in the mail first, and you’ll be instructed to pay any outstanding balances to the U.S. Treasury only. When in doubt, call the IRS directly to find out what is owed and why. Never settle on the spot.