Looking forward to your tax return? You might be too late.
The IRS issued a warning of one of the “most dangerous… email phishing scams we’ve seen in a long time.” As a result, thousands of legitimate tax returns are being rejected, because scammers already filed fraudulent tax returns on behalf of the victims. Using stolen W-2 information, scammers can file falsified tax returns, and the IRS issues your refund to those scammers. When you get around to filing your legitimate tax return, the IRS database shows that you have already received your tax refund.