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IRS warns of email scam

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The Internal Revenue Service issued an alert for another scam for taxpayers and tax professionals.

According to the IRS, scammers are sending out emails purporting to contain a tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act.

The IRS said it received numerous reports of the email containing a fake version of a CP2000 notice for the 2015 tax year. The notice is related to the ACA and it requests information regarding coverage.

The fraudulent notice includes a payment request to a processing center in Austin or a link to an online payment option, the IRS said.

The IRS said it does not initiate contact with taxpayers through email or social media platforms.  

Other scams the IRS reported in the past include telephone calls and demanding letters.

Taxpayers who receive a fake email should forward it to the IRS and delete from their email account.

The IRS said taxpayers generally can do a keyword search online for any notice received. Taxpayers can access explanations and images of common correspondence from the IRS.

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