The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has issued an urgent warning to taxpayers to “be on high alert” for potential scams related to the government payments that will be made to taxpayers as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). TIGTA stresses that taxpayers shouldn’t respond if they receive letters, calls, emails or other communications from individuals claiming to be from IRS and offering COVID-19 payments in exchange for personal information, an advance fee or other charge. Taxpayers should also remain aware of other related scams and solicitations “that fraudulently claim to be from the IRS,” TIGTA said. Read the TIGTA warning here: 
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