Taxpayers and tax professionals across the U.S. are being targeted by yet another scam. The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners recently issued a warning regarding fake e-mails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act. The scam has already been reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration for investigation.
While the IRS does regularly send notices to taxpayers, keep in mind that the IRS will never initiate contact with you by email or through social media platforms. IRS impersonators also use threatening telephone calls and demanding letters to gain personal information.
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