Beware of Scammers Posing as IRS Agents
Scammers are targetting taxpayers and even tax preparers via phone and email scams designed to intimidate individuals into providing sensitive information such as bank account numbers and personal identification numbers. You can keep up-to-date with all the latest known scams at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts. Remember, the IRS will never demand payment or contact you by phone or email without first mailing correspondence. It is also a good practice to avoid clicking links in emails from an unfamiliar sender, even if it looks official.