Is there a phishing email about a tax refund?

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Is there a phishing email about a tax refund?

Fraudsters Posing as Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. Some taxpayers receive emails that appear to be from the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) about a tax refund. These emails are a phishing scam, trying to trick victims into providing personal and financial information. Do not respond or click any link.

Q. What are the IRS scams?

IRS announces “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2021

  • pandemic-related scams like Economic Impact Payment theft;
  • personal information cons including phishing, ransomware and phone “vishing;”
  • ruses focusing on unsuspecting victims like fake charities and senior/immigrant fraud; and.

Q. What is Back Tax Debt?

But what is tax debt, how is it incurred, and what can you do to avoid it? Tax debt is any taxes that you owe to the IRS after the filing deadline. It does not matter if you filed your tax return before the filing deadline and paid a partial amount of your tax bill.

Q. Are there IRS scams by mail?

Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals. The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.

Q. Are there any fraudulent emails from the IRS?

The IRS and Security Summit partners today warned the public of a surge of fraudulent emails impersonating the IRS and using tax transcripts as bait to entice users to open documents containing malware. See IR-2018-226.

Q. How does the IRS contact tax identity thieves?

Tax identity thieves are quick studies. They’ve been listening to the Internal Revenue Service warn us that the tax agency will not send e-mails or call us to discuss tax problems. Instead, notes the IRS, it always contacts taxpayers first via old-fashioned snail-mailed letters.

Q. Is there a new twist on tax return identity theft?

Unfortunately, there’s a new twist on tax return identity theft. The IRS says crooks have been running a successful W-2 email phishing scam operation that has tricked major companies into turning over copies of W-2 forms for all employees.

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