The IRS recently released a warning to tax preparers who may receive hoax emails asking them to update their e-Services information. The links provided in the email to access e-Services appear to be a phishing scam to capture e-Services usernames and passwords. This email was not generated by IRS e-Services. Tax preparers who receive an e-mail like this, should not click on the links or take any other action. There is no need to call the IRS, just disregard the email.
e-Services is a suite of web-based tools that allow tax professionals and payers to complete certain transactions online with the IRS. The tools include Registration Services, e-file Application, Transcript Delivery and TIN Matching. These services are only available to approved IRS business partners and not to the public.
Authorized business partners who need assistance using the online tools can contact the e-help Desk at 1-866-255-0654. For more details regarding e-Services, click here.