- These fake notices are being sent electronically even though the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or through social media platforms.
- The CP2000 notices appear to be issued from an Austin, Texas address.
- The underreported issue is related to the ACA requesting information regarding 2014 coverage.
- The payment voucher lists the letter number as 105C.
- The fake CP2000 notice includes a payment request that taxpayers must mail a check made out to “I.R.S.” to the “Austin Processing Center” at a P.O. Box address.
- The check request is in addition to a “payment” link within the email itself.
You may check out a sample fake CP2000 notice here – Fake CP2000 Notice. If you receive this scam email, do not respond and do not open the attachment. Forward the email to email@example.com and then delete it.
If you receive a CP2000 notice in the mail, you can compare it to a sample genuine CP2000 notice from the IRS here – IRS CP2000 Notice to help you determine if the notice is from the IRS.
IRS impersonation scams take many forms: threatening telephone calls, phishing emails, and demanding letters. To be more informed about these scams, please refer to our previous client memos here – IRS Warning of Tax Time Scams.
If you need assistance identifying or reporting any of the tax time scams, please do not hesitate to contact us.