Government to Call and Email Taxpayers About Incorrect Form 1095-A

The IRS’s preferred use of communication is mail correspondence. The IRS rarely makes contact with a taxpayer via a phone call to the taxpayer and never uses e-mail. The IRS stresses this, as there are many phone, e-mail and phishing scams, especially during the filing season. The article below refers to folks that received incorrect 1095-A forms. It noted the following:

“Affected taxpayers will be receiving calls and e-mails from the government alerting them about their incorrect Form 1095-A. Taxpayers who enrolled through can also check their Marketplace accounts to determine whether their Form 1095-A is being corrected.”

While I applaud the effort to correct a base error that affects 800,000 people, I think the government should stick to one uniform policy. Those that conduct nefarious phishing scams could use this as an opportunity to commit identity theft. My advice to taxpayers facing these issues is to check on the status through

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