By Wolters Kluwer Editorial Staff
The IRS has alerted taxpayers and tax professionals about emails containing fake tax bills related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (P.L. 111-148). The IRS has received numerous reports around the country of scammers sending emails with fraudulent CP2000 notices.
A CP2000 is generated by the Service’s Automated Underreporter Program when income reported from third-party sources, such as an employer, does not match the income reported on the tax return. A CP2000, the Service emphasized, is never sent as email. The fake emails contain a payment link as well as a payment request that taxpayers mail a check made out to "I.R.S." to the "Austin Processing Center" at a post office box address.
The IRS instructed taxpayers and tax professionals who receive this scam email to delete it. Taxpayers should never open any email or click on a link within an email sent by sources they do not know.
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