Identity Theft Protection & Phishing Reporting from IRS
- The IRS does not initiate taxpayer communications through email. Unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS should be reported to the IRS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you receive a phone call or paper letter via mail from an individual claiming to be the IRS but you suspect they are not an IRS employee:
Ask for a call back number and employee badge number.
Contact the IRS to determine if the caller is an IRS employee or if the letter is a legitimate need to contact you.
Contact your BMSS CPA.
If you determine the person calling you is an IRS employee with a legitimate need to contact you, call them back.
If caller or party that sent the paper letter is not legitimate, contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.
- If you receive a letter via mail from the IRS indicating identity theft, follow the instructions in that notice. If you believe you are at risk of identity theft, contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit immediately at 1-800-908-4490 (also contact your BMSS CPA).
BMSS sister company, Abacus IT Solutions, can work with you to establish firewalls for your office computers and provide solutions such as network monitoring.
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