If you know of some kind of internet-based tax fraud, you should report it to the IRS. If you are an IRS-authorized e-file provider, you are required to report it. This article will teach you how.
The IRS looks into several types of online fraud:
If you believe someone is using the IRS's e-file system to commit fraud, you can report it by downloading Form 3949-A Information Referral, filling it out, and mailing it to the address on the form. Alternatively, you can fax it to your state's IRS scheme detection center. The fax numbers are:
801-620-6806 if you live in AK, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, or WY
Once you make the report, the matter is pretty much out of your hands. If the IRS needs anything further from you, it will contact you. However, if you come upon new relevant information, or if you have any questions, you can try contacting an IRS representative for help. You can reach one by chat, phone, or the help forum.
After thousands of IRS customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Report Internet Fraud to the Irs? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting IRS if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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