Certified Public Accountants

Security Awareness Tips for Taxpayers

Be Wary of Fraudulent CP2000 IRS Notices

The IRS is warning taxpayers and practitioners that a new scam uses fraudulent CP2000s to solicit money from taxpayers. The fraudulent forms look convincing, and show balances due that are small enough that taxpayers just might pay rather than arguing the point.

However, upon closer inspection, these forms have telltale signs of fraud:

Please contact us if any unexpected balance due arrives from the IRS, so that the correspondence can be verified.
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National Tax Security Awareness Week

The IRS and its Security Summit partners have organized “National Tax Security Awareness Week” that will run from December 5 to December 9, 2016. The IRS, states and the tax community will share information throughout the week to educate taxpayers on steps they can take to protect themselves during the upcoming tax filing season.

The IRS and its partners will be promoting a range of topics related to identity theft, computer security and tax scams such as:

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