The IRS is alerting taxpayers that an email scam is circulating with fraudulent CP2000 notices, requesting payment related to the Affordable Care Act. The fraudulent notices instruct the taxpayer to send a check made payable to “I.R.S.” to a P.O. box address.
Notice CP2000 is a real IRS letter sent in many instances where information reported on a tax return does not match information returns submitted directly to the IRS (e.g. Forms 1099, 1098, W-2, etc.). However, the IRS does not initiate contact via email or social media, and any tax payments sent to the IRS should be made payable to “United States Treasury” and mailed directly to an IRS address rather than a P.O. box.
Any letter or call received from the IRS should be scrutinized to determine whether it is authentic. If you have received an email, or phone call said to be from the IRS, particular caution is advised. If you need assistance, or have questions related to IRS impersonator scams, please contact your Clergy Financial Resources at (763) 425-8778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This article is intended to provide readers with guidance in tax matters. The article does not constitute, and should not be treated as professional advice regarding the use of any particular tax technique. Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information. Clergy Financial Resources and the author do not assume responsibility for any individual’s reliance upon the information provided in the article. Readers should independently verify all information before applying it to a particular fact situation, and should independently determine the impact of any particular tax planning technique. If you are seeking legal advice, you are encouraged to consult an attorney.
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