Please note that the IRS does not contact individuals by email or telephone
Therefore, if you received an email claiming to be from the IRS it is a phishing attempt and should be reported to us.
Additional information on IRS phishing can be viewed here:
Additional information on avoiding phishing scams can be viewed here:
Additionally, please be aware of Telephone Scams. The IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any tax due via the U.S. Mail. The IRS never asks for credit, debit or prepaid card information over the telephone.
The IRS values your report, and encourages individuals to report future IRS phishing/fraud to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can handle these incidents and limit the number of possible victims.