February 22, 2012
A Word of Warning: In the past few weeks, we've seen several phishing scams disguised as IRS inquiries. The emails, supposedly from the IRS, urgently request personal and financial information related to your tax situation. Some have contained threats that failure to respond may have severe consequences.
Please remember that the IRS never initiates contact with taxpayers asking for personal and financial information. If you get what looks like an IRS email, do not open the attachments and forward the email to email@example.com.