The IRS has recently received reports of fake IRS tax bills sent to taxpayers. The tax bills that have begun to surface are CP2000 notices, which is a type of notice the IRS sends. The problem is the IRS notice is in relation to income being reported incorrectly NOT the Affordable Care Act. Ways to identify a fake IRS tax bill follow:
Fake IRS Tax Bills:
- Use an Austin, TX address
- Are in regards to the Affordable Care Act, 2014 coverage
- The payment voucher lists the letter number as 105C
- Requests checks made out the IRS and sent to Austin Processing Center
- Provides detailed instructions on what to do if you agree or disagree with notice
- Requests checks made out to the U.S. Treasury
- For a sample of a real CP2000 notice go to https://www.irs.gov/pub/notices/cp2000_english.pdf
It is always good to take any notice to your tax professional. We can help you determine first if it is a real. Then if so we can help clear up the issue and keep money in your pocket.
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