Revenue warning about tax refund email scam

Revenue are warning of a new email scam which fraudulently claims to be from them demanding personal information or credit/debit card details from taxpayers.

The emails and texts claim to be in connection with a tax refund for taxpayers.

Revenue say that anyone who has provided personal information in response to the scam should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.

The email is sent from [email protected] and has legitimate Revenue logos and colours on the statement but it is not a genuine email from Revenue.

Revenue warn that anyone waiting for a tax refund should contact their local office. They said:

“These emails and text messages did not issue from Revenue.

“The Revenue Commissioners never send emails or text messages requiring customers to send personal information via email, text or pop-up windows.

“Anyone who receives an email or text message purporting to be from Revenue and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should simply delete it.

“Anyone who is actually awaiting a tax refund should contact their local Revenue Office to check its status.”

For more information on security from Revenue please click on the following link.

The fake email reads as follows:

**This Notice is also available on the Revenue website in the News section**

Revenue is further enhancing our online services for PAYE customers to make it quicker, easier and more convenient for you to manage your tax.

You can now access the various PAYE services including PAYE Anytime, Form 12 and the ‘Jobs and

Pensions’ service from the new PAYE Services card in myAccount.

PAYE Services allows you to quickly and easily claim tax credits, declare income, claim refunds, submit a tax return and tell us about a new job or private pension and you will have access to these services from all smart devices like mobile phone, tablet etc.

To claim credits, declare income or divide your tax credits and rate bands for 2017, you should go to the ‘Manage your tax 2017’ link on the new PAYE Services card.

If you want to claim credits or refunds for previous years, click on ‘Review your tax 2013-2016 (Form 12)’.

If you are unable to access the Form 12 you should continue to use PAYE Anytime.

During 2017, we will be replacing our PAYE Anytime service and we will update you again when that happens.