If You Are An Artist And In Business And Pay Taxes Online WARNING!
I know there are many artists, writers, and small businesses that pay their quarterly taxes online. Please feel free to share this post. PLEASE NOTE: if you make your federal tax payments online there is a spoof e mail that is going about. Please forward those e mails to email@example.com
My e mail that I received looked something like this
From: EFTPS Tax Payment
Subject: LAST NOTICE: Your Federal Tax Payment ID: ( A RANDOM NUMBER WAS HERE I DELETED IT) has been rejected.
The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System
PLEASE NOTE: Your tax payment is due regardless of EFTPS online
availability. In case of an emergency, you can always make your tax
payment by calling the EFTPS.
I Just received this back from IRS after sending them my e mail
This is an automatic reply from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Online Fraud Detection and Prevention (OFDP) team.
We have received your report of possible phishing or fraud. Although we review and investi…gate each email we receive,
due to the number of incident complaints, we cannot guarantee a personal response to your message.
Please note that the IRS does not contact individuals by email.
Therefore, if you received an email claiming to be from the IRS it is a phishing attempt and should be reported to us.
Additional information on IRS phishing can be viewed here:
Additional information on avoiding phishing scams can be viewed here:
The IRS values your report, and encourages individuals to report future IRS phishing/fraud to firstname.lastname@example.org
so that we can handle these incidents and limit the number of possible victims.
To limit email volume, you will only receive one auto-response per day for any of your submissions.
Thank you for your report.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Online Fraud Detection and Prevention (OFDP)
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