Those trained in counterfeit money detection spend hours studying authentic currency. In light of a recent scam, tax preparers should take careful time to study authentic IRS correspondence, particularly the CP2000. We've recently received a copy of a fraudulent "CP2000," asking the taxpayer to mail a balance due to a P.O. Box in Austin, Texas.
On September 22, 2016, the IRS began warning taxpayers and tax professionals regarding this scheme.