The Internal Revenue Service, along with state tax authorities and the tax preparation industry, are cautioning businesses to beware of an email phishing scam using a corporate officer’s name asking for employee W-2 forms from payroll and human resources departments at companies.

The IRS said Wednesday it has been hearing complaints this week the email scam is making its way across the country for a second time. Last March, the IRS issued a similar warning in the midst of tax season, and the scammers are apparently back this tax season with a similar effort (see IRS warns of new phishing scheme involving W-2s).

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