The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners are warning tax professionals and taxpayers about a scam related to the Affordable Care Act.
The organization has received dozens of reports of fake IRS notices labeled CP2000 – for the 2015 tax year. This scam is showing up in both emails and postal mail. Beware of notices containing the following:
- CP2000 notices issued from an Austin, Texas address
- The letter claims the issue is related to the Affordable Care Act and requests information regarding 2014 coverage
- The payment voucher has a letter-number of 105C
- Instructs checks to be made out to I.R.S. and mailed to the “Austin Processing Center” at a P.O. Box
The IRS does not send unsolicited emails or contact people via social media. An authentic CP2000 notice will have extensive instructions on how to agree or disagree with the additional tax owed and will request checks be made out to the “United States Treasury”.