New IRS Warning On Fake ACA Emails

Educational Articles | 10.17.2016

The IRS and the Security Summit is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for a fake email circulating regarding the Affordable Care Act.

The fake emails all have the same characteristics, so if you receive a suspicious email, check for these things:

  • The inclusion of a fake CP2000 as an attachment
  • An address located in Austin, Texas
  • The email requests information about your 2014 coverage
  • The letter number on the payment voucher is 105C
  • The email instructs you to mail a payment to the “I.R.S.” and includes a P.O. Box for the “Austin Processing Center”, as well as a link where you can pay.

If you receive an email you’re unsure about, the IRS suggests never clicking a link or opening an attachment. Their website has examples of any and all legitimate correspondence they send out, so you can compare your email against that. If you get an email you believe to be fake, you should forward it to phishing@irs.gov and immediately delete it from your account.

See the IRS website for the full notice, and reach out to a tax professional at Burkett Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, P.A.

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