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Urgent EFIN Scam Alert to Tax Professionals

The IRS and its Security Summit partners are warning the tax community of a new scam email that impersonates the IRS and attempts to steal Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs).

The latest scam email says it is from “IRS Tax E-Filing” and carries the subject line, “Verify your EFIN before e-filing.” The IRS warns tax professionals not to take any of the steps outlined in the email, especially responding to the email. Instead, send the email as an attachment to phishing@irs.gov and notify TIGTA.

View an example of the bogus email:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-summit-partners-issue-urgent-efin-scam-alert-to-tax-professionals

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