The IRS is aware of a fraudulent scheme targeting Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) users. The scheme uses an e-mail that claims that your tax payment was rejected and directs you to a website for additional information. The website contains malware that will attempt to infect your computer.
The IRS does not initiate taxpayer communications through e-mail.
If you receive a message claiming to be from the IRS or EFTPS, please:
- Do not reply to the sender, access links on the site or submit any information to them.
- Report and identify this or other phishing, e-mail scams and bogus IRS websites by forwarding the e-mail or URL information to the IRS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EFTPS is a tax payment system provided free by the U.S. Department of Treasury that allows you to pay federal taxes electronically via the Internet or phone 24/7. Visit EFTPS to enroll.