Fraud alert: Tax season extension, coronavirus stimulus payments

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Watch for tax fraud during extended tax season

With tax filing deadlines extended from April 15 to July 15, the risk of tax fraud is extended as well. Be alert for fraudulent phone calls and emails from scammers pretending to represent the IRS. See Safe Computing: Beware of Tax Fraud for examples and more information.

Watch for scams involving coronavirus stimulus payments

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), most people do not need to take any action to receive their coronavirus stimulus payments. The IRS plans to mail a letter about the economic impact payment to the taxpayer’s last known address within 15 days after the payment is paid. The letter will provide information on how the payment was made and how to report any failure to receive the payment.

See these government sites for details and for tips for avoiding scams: