Beware of the Scam

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Beware of the Scam

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A revamped scam targeting international taxpayers and nonresidents is making the rounds again, warns the IRS. Criminals impersonate the IRS by mailing or faxing a letter and a fake Form W-8BEN (“Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for U.S. Tax Withholding and Reporting”) to certain individuals, to garner personal and bank account information. The phony letter or fax also refers to a Form W9095, which doesn’t exist, the IRS states, adding that the agency “doesn’t require a recertification of foreign status.” For more, see https://bit.ly/2rAtF6C.


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