IRS text scam alert

Please be aware of the latest text message scam that claims to be from the IRS. The scam states: "You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment into your account.” If you receive this text message, here’s what to do: #COVIDreliefIRS”

— IRSnews (@IRSnews) December 17, 2020
The IRS has stated that "neither the IRS nor state agencies will ever text taxpayers asking for bank account information so that an Economic Impact Payments (EIP) deposit may be made."

"Criminals are relentlessly using COVID-19 and Economic Impact Payments as cover to try to trick taxpayers out of their money or identities," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in the release.