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jonniepaycheck
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Should I give info including my ssn, name, tax year, to an e-mail address," idverify.irs.gov", according to a letter I received yesterday?

 
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DoninGA
Level 15

Should I give info including my ssn, name, tax year, to an e-mail address," idverify.irs.gov", according to a letter I received yesterday?

If you received a letter from the IRS 5071C then see this IRS website - <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/individuals/understanding-your-5071c-letter">https://www.irs.gov/individuals/und...>
bosso3
Level 4

Should I give info including my ssn, name, tax year, to an e-mail address," idverify.irs.gov", according to a letter I received yesterday?

If you suspect an attempted fraud, you can make an appointment and take the letter to a local IRS office.
Also refer to:  <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.usa.gov/irs-scams">https://www.usa.gov/irs-scams</a>
Opus 17
Level 15

Should I give info including my ssn, name, tax year, to an e-mail address," idverify.irs.gov", according to a letter I received yesterday?

When you go to the IRS web site, you should see a padlock icon in the address window of your web browser, and if you click it, it will give you details of the security certificate.  This means the site is verified by an independent trustee and is the real site.

If you don't see the padlock icon, something is wrong and you should not enter any personal information.

This is a legitimate site, but it is still possible for scammers to send fake letters asking you to go to a fake site that is one letter different (for example).  So you always need to be careful.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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