Update on IRS e-Services

Issue Number:  “SPECIAL EDITION”

Over the next five weeks, the IRS will send letters to certain e-Services product users who must either go online or call the e-Services e-Help Desk to validate their identities. These letters will go to those users who can access the Transcript Delivery Service and who have been active within the past year. To learn more about who is affected, who must validate their identities and what is required, please go to the e-Services main page at www.irs.gov/eservices. Users who receive these letters will have 30 days to either authenticate their identities online or call to authenticate by phone. Do not call the e-Help Desk unless you receive a letter or your account is suspended. If you do not revalidate in time, your account will be suspended for security purposes.

NOTE: Cybercriminals currently are engaged in ongoing phishing attempts to steal e-Services users’ usernames and passwords. Be alert to phishing scams either by letter, email or phone. Make sure the communication you receive is from official IRS sources. If in doubt, go directly to IRS.gov.

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