Recently, the IRS released a bulletin warning tax professionals and taxpayers of last-minute phishing email scams, especially emails requesting last-minute deposit changes for refunds or account updates.
You can advise your clients:
- Never open an attachment or link from an unknown or suspicious source because the email may infect a computer with malware or steal information.
- The IRS does not send unsolicited emails or request sensitive data via email.
- If your clients receive suspicious emails that appear to be from a tax software provider or from the IRS, they should forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.