The IRS urges taxpayers to watch carefully for COVID-19 scammers as many Americans will soon be receiving stimulus checks.
- The IRS will not call and ask to verify payment details
- The IRS will not email or text news that you can get your stimulus money faster by clinking links
- The IRS will not require that you verify a check online or by calling a number
No action is needed from taxpayers who filed either 2019 or 2018 federal tax returns. Information contained therein will be used to make calculations and payments.
The IRS plans to mail a letter about the payment made to a taxpayer’s last known address within 15 days after the payment is made. If a taxpayer receives such a letter, he/she should only go to IRS.gov to verify.