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E-mail scam targets electronic tax payment system

Paying taxes is annoying enough, but a new e-mail scam is making it even more of a pain.

The Internal Revenue Service said today that a new e-mail scam targets businesses and individuals who use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System to pay their taxes.

“This scam claims you made a tax payment through EFTPS that was rejected,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.

The IRS does not send e-mails about your taxes, Boone added.

If you get one of these scam e-mails, or anything similar, forward the e-mail to the IRS using the instructions at IRS.gov.