During and after tax filing period, there have been many incidents of scammers impersonating the IRS. Their goal is to get personal information from targets, resulting in identity theft. It is important to remember that the IRS will never discuss tax account information via email or use this means to ask for personal information. The IRS also will not request security information, such as a Personal Identification Number or Social Security Number, from taxpayers.
The IRS has published information about these scams, including who is targeted, how the scam works, and the most recent scams. Click here to read more about this.
If you have been contacted by someone you think is impersonating the IRS, click here to report the incident.
Stay informed and stay safe!