Tax Scam

Imposters posing as an Internal Revenue Service representative in the United States attempt to coerce the target into either paying up or sharing personal information. Threats of immediate arrest and other scare tactics are common.

Report

Report incident to IRS online here or call toll free: 1-800-366-4484

Report by Fax:  (202) 927-7018

Report By Mail: Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Hotline, P.O. Box 589, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044-0589

IRS Phishing

Report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS-related function by sending a copy of the email to phishing@irs.gov. If you’ve experienced any monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident, please report it to the Treasury Inspector General Administration (TIGTA) and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their Complaint Assistant to make the information available to investigators.

Recover


 

The following resources have been gathered and vetted in order to better serve you. These resources have been chosen to help simplify the process of recovery after a cyber incident has taken place. With these resources you may need to contact organizations outside Fraudsupport.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances. 



Visit Identitytheft.gov to create a recovery plan

Find IRS Resources and guidance here (Multiple Languages):

Call IRS at 1-800-829-1040, and if you previously contacted the IRS and did not have a resolution, contact us for specialized assistance at 1-800-908-4490. They have teams available to assist.

If you are a tax preparer, find IRS information here:

Reinforce


 

Once the proper organizations have been notified and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity. Let’s take action and strengthen your cybersecurity with the following resources and tools.



IRS Imposter Scams Infographic

Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts Guidance from IRS (English and Spanish)

Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft Guidance from IRS (Multiple Languages)

Tax Scams Found on Google

Other Resources