Get an e-mail that says your federal tax deposit was rejected? Here’s why you can probably ignore it.
IRS doesn’t contact taxpayers by e-mail.
If you do get a message, it’s likely part of a new fraud scheme, centered on the Electronic Federal Tax Deposit System (EFTPS), that asks taxpayers to click on a website to provide “more information.”
But don’t do it – that website likely contains malware that’ll attempt to infect your computer.
If you receive an e-mail claiming to be from IRS or EFTPS:
- Don’t reply to the sender, access links on the site or submit any info to them
- Forward the message to firstname.lastname@example.org, and
- Report misuse of the IRS name, logo, forms or other IRS property to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at (800) 366-4484.
You can get more info here.