Remember, the IRS never sends you emails regarding your tax refund. Scammers often pose as the IRS and send emails to taxpayers, asking for information “before their tax refund can be processed.” The emails may appear legitimate and even say “From: IRS” or use their logo. But even if an email looks legitimate, do not respond to it! Scam emails are a common tactic used by criminals who are trying to do nothing more than steal your money and identity. So, remember that the IRS does not communicate with taxpayers via email. If they have a question or need to get in touch with you, they will do so by sending you a notice via postal mail.