IRS warns again on payroll scam as tax season begins

Tax Alert - February 7, 2017

Be on the lookout for an email scam focusing on payroll records. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been made aware that another email scam is making its way across company payroll and human resource departments which uses a corporate officer's name to request employee Forms W-2.

While this latest round of scam emails is targeted to payroll and human resource departments, all taxpayers should be aware that scammers are constantly attempting to trick taxpayers into providing personally identifiable information, including names, Social Security numbers, and filing status.

For additional information on this current scam, visit the IRS website at: https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/irs-states-and-tax-industry-renew-alert-about-form-w2-scam-targeting-payroll-human-resource-departments

For IRS tips on keeping your personal information secure see: https://www.irs.gov/uac/security-awareness-for-taxpayers-the-tax-community-needs-your-help

Keep your personal information safe this tax season by remaining alert.

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The information provided above is for general guidance only and should not be utilized in lieu of obtaining professional tax and/or legal advice.

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