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April 16, 2020

David Barnes
(202) 622-3062

TIGTA Announces Creation of Web Page and Reporting Form For Coronavirus Relief Payment Scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) today announced a new website providing information concerning IRS-related coronavirus scams. Taxpayers can visit the Coronavirus page on TIGTA's public website to learn about scams involving the economic stimulus payments or other IRS-related coronavirus scams. In addition, taxpayers may report potential coronavirus scams to TIGTA at: tips.tigta.gov.

Last week, J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, warned taxpayers to "be on high alert" for potential scams related to government assistance to taxpayers impacted by the coronavirus.

A graphic containing the information can also be found on the Coronavirus page.