Many clients have reported receiving email “from the IRS.” The subjects vary, but include:
- “You are due a refund.”
- “We could not verify your information.”
- “We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account.”
Do not respond to such messages. The IRS does not contact taxpayers by email.
Any message purporting to be from the IRS is an attempt at fraud or identity theft. You should also ignore other emails from unknown parties asking you to provide personal, tax or financial data. Either delete such messages or, if tax-related, forward to firstname.lastname@example.org for investigation by the Treasury Inspector General.