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Burke County Officials Warn Of Scam Tax Letter
Copy of scam tax document
Courtesy of Burke County Government

Burke County Officials Warn Of Scam Tax Letter

Some citizens have reported receiving a suspicious letter in the mail that alleges it originated from the Burke County Tax Office. This fraudulent letter claims that a notice has been issued against a citizen because of a lien filing due to a tax liability that has not been paid, it then directs the recipient to call 800-259-9737 to resolve the alleged issue. This is a scam. The letter did not originate from the Burke County Tax Office.

Enforced collection remedies for taxes are as follows, wage and bank attachments. Debt setoff of NC Tax refunds. A delinquent notice is sent giving the taxpayer 30 days to pay the tax office before being remitted for setoff. A foreclosure warning notice is sent by certified mail allowing for 20 days to pay. Foreclosure action comes from the Kania Law Firm, the County tax attorney, in the form of a certified demand letter.

All delinquent notices will direct the taxpayer to contact the Burke County Tax Office at 110 North Green Street, Morganton NC 28655, phone number 828-764-9430.
Or, The Kania Law Firm at 600A Centre Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28806. The phone number is 828-252-8010.

Never give your personal information to someone over the phone and citizens can always verify any tax letters received in the mail by calling the Burke County Tax Office at 828-764-9430.