DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It seems that fraudsters will not stop the relentless attack on America’s taxpayers, the latest scam involves fraudulent emails that appear to contain a tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS and its Security Summit partners issued a warning about these fake emails after receiving a flood of inquiries about the issue. The emails contain a fraudulent version of a CP2000 notice, it is usually an attachment requesting that payments either be mailed in or made online.
The issue has been reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration but concerns remain that taxpayers will still be duped by the emails. Mitch Elbarki, CEO of Sigma Tax Pro explains the issue, “While the CP2000 is a real notice from the IRS it is always mailed to taxpayers and never emailed. If you receive a CP2000 via email you can be sure it is fraudulent.” Taxpayers should forward any such emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete them.
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