IRS Warns Taxpayers of Fraudulent CP2000 Notices
September 27, 2016
In a recent news release, the IRS alerted taxpayers and tax practitioners to an email scam involving fraudulent CP2000 notices for the 2015 tax year. The notices, which are attached to the email and appear to be issued from an Austin, Texas address, relate to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and request that checks be made out to "I.R.S." ( Editor's Note: A real CP2000 notice is sent through the U.S. Postal Service and directs taxpayers to make out checks to "United States Treasury.") The IRS reminds taxpayers that it doesn't initiate contact by email or through social media platforms. Individuals receiving this scam email should forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and delete it from their account.
News Release IR 2016-123 .