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IRS Issues New Warning of Fake Affordable Care Act-Related Emails

Recommended by: Frank Brodnax

The latest method is an IRS tax bill sent directly to your email account.  It contains a common, but fake, IRS Form CP2000. This form is used by the IRS to notify taxpayers when third party documents don’t agree to what the taxpayer has reported, and it is always sent by mail through the United States Postal Service, never email. The fake CP2000 states that the taxpayer has underreported taxes related to the Affordable Care Act and they should send a check to an Austin Processing Center, or use a link provided for the taxpayers convenience!

What should you do? Best practice is to never open an attachment or click on a link from an questionable email source. You should forward the email to phishing@irs.gov and then delete it from your email.

For more information, please visit the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-scams-consumer-alerts.

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As a Director is the firm’s Tax Department and advisor to many of the firms most prominent clients for more than 15 years, Frank has extensive experience with tax compliance, planning and consulting for a variety of privately held businesses.  His experience with the technical principals of taxation enable him to work closely with business owners and individuals to develop unique tax plans and address important tax-related topics.

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