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Look out for Email Scams – Not from IRS

Don’t be a victim of the latest email scam, which claims that your tax payment has been rejected by the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System.

This email leads recipients to a fake website containing malicious software (malware) that infects the victim’s computer and gives way to identity theft.

Neither the IRS nor the Financial Management Service (the Treasury bureau that owns EFTPS) communicate payment information through email.

To protect yourself, don’t click any links, open any attachments, or reply to any emails that claim to come from EFTPS.

Remember, the IRS will not ask you for your social security number or tax id number; they have it already. If anyone emails (or calls) you requesting this information, do not disclose it.

For more information on this online scam and other scams that impersonate the IRS, read Frequent or Recent Scams on the IRS website.

If you have any questions regarding tax email scams, please contact our tax professional Chris Young at