The phishing scams have already started. Each year, millions of people receive an email “from the IRS” that looks very real and asks the person to click on a link in order to get their refund electronically deposited into their bank account. The person is asked to enter his or her SSN/ITIN and bank information and told that the refund will be there in about 24 hours.
Please be aware of the following:
FIRST – the IRS DOES NOT and CANNOT send emails to taxpayers.
SECOND – if the person clicks on the link, a virus will likely be launched onto their computer. IF they actually enter the information, it is likely that money will be deducted from their bank account within a matter of hours.