Several of our clients have forwarded email notices they had received from the "Internal Revenue Service".
The email states "Your Tax transaction (ID: ---------), recently sent from your checking acount was returned by the your bank." You are then instructed to "see the details in the report below." An attachment is listed for you to click on and open. Then, listed below this information is an address, which appears to be legitimate.
We called the IRS today, Tuesday, August 14th, and were told this is phishing (a scam).
The IRS does not use email.
Do not open the document- do not reply. It is of interest to note the "Internal Revenue Service" is in quotes, the punctuation in the notice is not correct and there are spelling errors. These are indications that something may be amiss.
Effective July 1, 2012
According to the Ohio Dept. of Taxation, Richland County, Ohio will increase its sales tax from 6.75% to 7.00% effective July 1, 2012. Please be sure to update your systems to reflect the new rate as of 7/1/2012. If you need assistance, feel free to call our office.