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IRS Issues New Tax Scam Warning

If you keep up with the news at all, you probably are not surprised to hear the tax scammers are at it again. Their method of contact? You guessed it—email.

Recently, the IRS issued a warning regarding the latest email scam. Here is how you can identify this particular scam:

  • It references an illegitimate 2015 CP2000 notice
  • This notice, supposedly generated in Austin, TX, is attached to the email
  • The email and/or notice are related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • The email and/or notice requests payment be made in the form of a check written to “I.R.S.”

Please take note that correspondence from the Department of Treasury or IRS will come in the form of a letter, through USPS. Additionally, notices will request payment be made to “United States Treasury.”

For more details on tax scammers and what to look out for, see our previous article Here.

As always, if you have questions or concerns regarding tax scammers or a suspicious notice you received, feel free to call our office and an available accountant will be happy to help.