Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Several of my tax clients have received scam emails recently which, at first glance seem to be from IRS (sample follows). Please know that IRS *never* emails anyone. If you receive an email from IRS you should immediately delete it. If IRS has a problem with your tax return, IRS will send you a letter via the USPS to the address shown on your tax return.
Please note the misspelled words and incorrect usage of terms.
From: info manager [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 5:24 PM
To: Joe Sixpack
Subject: IRS notification
Department of Treasury
Internal Revenue Source
Important information about your tax return
We are unable to process your tax return
We recived your tax return. However, we are unable to process the return as field.
Our records indicate that the person identifiedas the primary taxpayer or spouse on the tax return did not provided all the required documents shown on the tax form. Our records are based on information received from the Social Security Administration.
Based on this information, the tax account for the individual has been locked
What you need to do
Print out the attached notification and list of missing documents, fill it in, add the documents and send the following information to the adress shown in the attached notification.
List of required documents:
1. A copy of this letter
2. Notification letter
3. A photocopy of valid U.S. Federal or State Government issued identification.
Keep this notice for your records.
If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us