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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Protect Your Personal Information: The IRS Does Not Initiate Communications through Email

This tax season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants you to know that they will not initiate taxpayer communications through email.

If you receive an email claiming to be from the IRS that requests personal information, do not reply, open any attachments, or click on any links. Forward the email to and then delete the email.

All unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS should be reported to

For more information about protecting your information, visit the IRS’ website at,,id=179820,00.html.